Handpainted Historic and Custom Maps by Lisa Middleton

Kalispell, Montana

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Last updated on Feb 16, 2021

A family tradition since 1987! Great River Arts is your home for thoughtful gifts. Sign up for my newsletter to learn about maps and be eligible for my weekly map give away, and other unique one of a kind gifts!



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Lisa Middleton

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About GreatRiverMaps

Sales 2,157
On Etsy since 2011

"The cartographer draws the map, the artist makes it beautiful."- The Vatican Art Collection

Great River Arts/ Great River Maps started its journey in 2006 when I began restoring and painting historical French maps of the Mississippi River. Art collectors and interior designers loved the subtle enchantment of the gently painted maps, and demand for my restored and painted historic maps quickly spread across the country.

My historical map collection rapidly developed into custom map services for private estates, resorts, lakes, public lands, and regional attractions—all with the vintage charm of my earlier works, applying borders, cartouches, and fonts found in historic maps from the 1850’s and earlier.

Each piece of art created by me is the result of an in-depth, collaborative process between cartographers, architects, colorists and professional researchers. As constant traveler, I continue to paint originals and work with my design team from the road and my home base near Glacier National Park, Montana. I pursues new map suggestions and collaborations every day. Please stay updated on my newest maps and travels at!

Shop members

  • Lisa Middleton

    Owner, Designer, Artist

    Lisa Middleton map artist and designer, artistic director of the Great River Arts team.

  • Pat Middleton

    Curator, Historical Expert

    Pat Middleton (hitherto known as "Mom") is the founder of Great River Publishing,, and the author of 4 spectacular and timeless historical and ecological guides of the length of the Mississippi.

  • Momma Kitty

    Chief Executive Kitty And Map Stander-onner

    Momma Kitty is the CEK and makes sure all the of the maps are comfortable.

  • Jojo


Production partners

  • Great River Artist's Services

    Kalispell, MT

    A country printing and shipping service just outside Glacier National Park Montana, offering fulfillment services for traveling and nomadic artists.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2021
Hello Dear Friends. Thank you for your interest in my restored historic maps and travel maps celebrating historic sites, lakes, and wilderness!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted for 14 days. Item must be received in 30 days. Buyer pays return shipping.

Note: Returns Not Acceptable: Blanket items, wood sign items and metal sign items (Made After Order).
No Sales Tax for eligible states. All credit cards accepted. Please call me at 406-471-7563 if you would like to pay me over the phone. Checks accepted with prior approval.
We do our best to ship within 5 days, however we are a print-on-command operation so fulfillment times may be up to 10 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
WE LOVE SPECIAL REQUESTS! Special requests and your feedback drive our production and product improvement.