Watercolor Pencil Maps by Rick Lederer-Barnes

Cambridge, New York


Rick Lederer-Barnes

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Rick Lederer-Barnes


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About UpstateCartography

Sales 5
On Etsy since 2015

Welcome to my map store. I primarily create unique, digitally enhanced, watercolor pencil maps suitable for display in a home or office. What is a digitally enhanced map you ask? I start by creating a watercolor pencil painting that highlights the key features of my area of interest and uses natural tones reflective of the landscape. The watercolor pencil also gives the painting some texture that would not be possible in just watercolor alone. The painting is then scanned and enhanced with digital data to create a topographic illustration that highlights the varied landforms of the area in the map. Depending on the map, additional data may be added to further emphasize interesting features. I also create maps completely digitally, but that have a look that is hand drawn and/or painted. Some of my newer maps are printed on heavy stock paper as giclee prints with archival inks. The other maps are printed on professional photo paper with archival inks. My store is focused on the Northeast at the moment, and additional states will be coming in the future. So please stop by from time to time and see what's new. Thanks for visiting!

Production partners

  • Archival Print Shop

    Pottstown, PA

    I use an off-site printer so my maps can be printed on the highest quality paper and with archival inks that are not typically found in home printers.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you for visiting my shop. I want everyone to be happy with their purchase, if you have any problems with your order please contact me right away so that a solution can be found. Please contact me through Etsy so there is a record of our communication - this protects both of us if there are any questions in the future.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your order please contact me and I will do what I can to resolve any problems. If you are unhappy with an order you may return it for a refund, less shipping costs. If an item arrives damaged, please send me a photo of the damage and I will send out a replacement at no additional charge.
Payments are due at the time of purchase using either Etsy's Direct Payment option or using PayPal. PayPal payments will appear as "UPSTATE GIS" on your statement.
All shipping is completed through USPS Priority Mail and includes tracking and insurance. Orders are mailed out within 1-2 business days. Priority mail typically arrives within 2-3 business days, but it is not guaranteed. Prints that are 11"x14" or smaller are mailed flat in a "rigid" mailer with additional protection within the mailer. Larger prints are rolled-up and mailed in a tube (either triangle or round).
Additional policies and FAQs
At this time I am not doing custom maps, however if there is a particular state/county/town you would like to see in my store I will consider adding it. I may add custom orders in the future.