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Boundary waters, canoe gift, Minnesota Gift, Large Wall Map, Adventurer Gift, Minnesota Home Decor, Minnesota Lake Map, Boundary Waters Map

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Create a wilderness oasis in your home with a piece of historic Minnesota art. Located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest, Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is cherished by outdoor enthusiasts for its one million acres of unique landscape, 1200 miles of canoe routes, diverse array of native species, and hundreds of prehistoric pictographs and petroglyphs displayed on rock ledges and cliffs. The perfect adventurer gift, this map of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is sure to evoke memories of true splendor and exporation. Celebrate this beautifully wild area of Minnesota with your own fine art print of the BWCA.

Available in four sizes, each art print is printed on acid free paper made from 29% recycled material. All of the prints feature rich and luxurious colors, perfectly consistent with the original image, which was hand-painted using refined watercolor techniques by the artist, Lisa Middleton. Your print will arrive professionally packaged in plastic acetate, ready for gift-giving, or to be excitedly opened and admired.

Our small prints feature 650 dpi (dots per square inch) digital printing. Each small print features a nearly-flat finish, with an almost imperceptible sheen. This print ships flat, with a stiff board backing, wrapped securely in a plastic acetate sleeve, and ships in 1-3 business days.

18" x 24"
24" x 36"
Fine art large prints are best for discerning customers who demand only the best in fine art printing. Every large print is giclée printed on heavyweight paper, with inks guaranteed not to fade for 100 years. It features a smooth, uncoated matte surface with no shine. The large format prints are archival limited editions, each numbered and stamped or signed. Your large print ships rolled in a hard tube, also containing a certificate of authenticity. Each print takes up to 10 days of processing prior to shipping.

36" x 45"
A truly unique gift for those who want nothing but the original- get your very own, one-of-a-kind, hand-painted watercolor painting by Lisa Middleton. This option is not a print, but your own painting, hand worked by the artist herself. Each painting is shipped rolled in a hard tube containing a certificate of authenticity, and arrives numbered and signed. Each painting takes 4 weeks processing prior to shipping.

What's the difference between digital printing and giclée printing? Giclée printing is one of the best print reproduction methods available, and allows us to provide a quality product that is guaranteed to not fade for over 100 years. It is a process that uses a specialized 12 color inkjet printer, acid free papers, and pigment based archival inks. Digital inkjet printing is a more cost-effective option for those who love the artwork but are not ready to invest in an archival-quality print.

All four print sizes come solely on the acid-free paper. Mats and frames are not included. It is strongly recommended to withhold frame purchases until after print is received, so as to precisely measure the print for the correct frame size, as slight variation in actual size may occur.

Every print is shipped via USPS with tracking and insurance.

Full refund if returned in original condition within 14 days. Buyer must contact vis Etsy messages prior to return, and pay return shipping.

Due to the unique nature of our maps we size the maps to the ratio that fits them best, so sizes may vary slightly from those listed in the shop.

Please allow up to 1.5 weeks to receive your map.


Located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota, Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is roughly 1 million acres of amazing and unique landscape. Stretching more than 150 miles along the International Boundary adjacent to Quetico Provincial Park, Canada, and sharing boundaries with Voyageurs National Park, BWCA features roughly 1200 miles of canoe routes, some 2000 designated campsites, and a dozen hiking trails. Before the name was changed to BWCA, the region was called Superior Roadless Area, and in 1964, the area was incorporated into the National Wilderness Preservation System in an effort to maintain its primitive features.

Arriving after the Sioux who sparsely populated the area, the first prehistoric settlements in the area are believed to have been established by the Ojibwe tribe. The BWCA is known for hundreds of prehistoric pictographs and petroglyphs displayed on rock ledges and cliffs. In 1688, Jacques de Noyons became the first European known to paddle the waters through the lakes and streams of the BWCA. Trade was introduced in the region during the 1730s, when La Verendrye and other traders began commercial activities in beaver pelts.

BWCA has a diversity of fauna and flora that adds to the appeal of the region. Animals that call the BWCA home includes, moose, deer, timber wolves, lynx, pine martens, wolverine, painted turtles, cougars, red fox, mink, fisher, otters, beavers, and black bears. It is also an important bird habitat that shelters loons, bald eagles, gray jays, ospreys, ravens, and peregrine falcons.

The BWCA is situated within the Laurentian Mixed Forest Province, also known as the "North Woods," which is a transitional zone that features the characteristics of both the boreal forest in the north and the temperate hardwood forest in the south that envelopes this zone. A diverse array of tree exists within this area, which includes red pine, eastern white pine, balsam fir, Jack pine, Labrador tea, black spruce, white-cedar, and white spruce, along with deciduous birch, ash, maple, and aspen. Bunchberries, blueberries, red berries, and raspberries, can also be found during specific seasons.

A true wilderness is what you can experience in the BWCA without modern amenities such as electricity, motor vehicles, no designated roads to the interior, and telephone lines. Canoeing, hiking, camping, bird and wildlife watching, horseback riding, along with winter activities such as skiing, dogsledding, and snowshoeing are some of the activities that can be enjoyed in the BWCA.

"Due to the unique nature of our maps all sizes are approximate. Please do not purchase a frame until you receive the map and measure it. "Full refund if returned in original condition within 14 days. Buyer pays return shipping.

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