Cartographic Art & Illustration

James Mann Art Farm. Gallery of illustrated maps… historic site maps, campus maps, aerial rendering & aerial perspective views. Click on a painting below for a larger view of the original art.

Fort Larned Kansas

Watercolor & Gouache… National Park Service. Department of the Interior. Aerial Perspective Illustration, Circa 1868. … Fort Larned was an Army outpost, established by the United States government at the head end of the Santa Fe Trail, located in Kansas, first established as Camp Pawnee Fork in 1859. Its purpose was to provide military cover… Read more »

Jackson Hermitage

Watercolor & Gouache… The Andrew Jackson Hermitage. Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, built and lived on this 1,000 plus acre, cotton plantation from 1804 until his death in 1845. His wife, Rachel (Donelson) Jackson died in the days between his election and inauguration in 1829. They are both buried on the… Read more »

Tumacacori Mission

Watercolor & Gouache… Tumacacori Mission . Arizona . Circa 1820 . National Park Service . Department of the Interior. … this mission was established in 1691, in what is now Arizona… about 20 miles north of the present border between Mexico and the United States… by Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit Catholic missionary under… Read more »

Tumacacori Mission Pen & Ink

Pen & Ink…  National Park Service . Department of the Interior . Aerial Perspective Illustration. This is a pen & ink, draw over of my Tumacacori Mission illustration, circa 1820. This black & white drawing is intended for use in certain National Park Service publications, when color is not necessary or appropriate.

Shippensburg University

Black Line & Watercolor & Adobe Photoshop… Campus Aerial Perspective Map of Shippensburg University . Publications and Advertising . Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania .

University of Alaska

Black Line & Watercolor & Adobe Photoshop… Campus Aerial Perspective Map of the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Facilities Planning and Construction.

Central Michigan

Black Line & Watercolor & Adobe Photoshop… Campus Aerial Perspective Map of Central Michigan University . Marketing and Assessment Admissions Office . Central Michigan University

Penn Fisheye Aerial East

Watercolor… aerial rendering, perspective watercolor, fisheye view. Illustration looking east from 38th Street over the University of Pennsylvania campus, toward center city Philadelphia… for a video animation dissolve into accelerated time-lapse photos of the same view. This static watercolor evolves from this painting, into a series of photographs, within a video that speeds through a… Read more »

University of Pennsylvania

 Pen, Ink & Watercolor… illustrated watercolor campus map. Aerial rendering, illustration hand drawn & painted in 1995. Subsequently scanned and separated into 2 layers, one black line and one color. The illustration was patched and digitally revised and updated as needed. Now under the Division of Facilities & Real Estate Services, this illustration has been… Read more »


Pen, Ink & Watercolor… Campus Aerial Perspective Map of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science . Department of College Relations

Australia Station

Watercolor & Photoshop… This “Station” in Australia, is the equivalent of a large livestock ranch in the Western United States. The purpose of this map being to define open and wooded land, fenced areas and the location of water.

Aspen Street Map

Watercolor… Aspen is an 1889 silver mining boomtown lying in the Roaring Fork Valley of the vast Rocky Mountain Range running through Colorado. A town that has transformed and grown over the years into a very popular ski resort destination. This illustration of Aspen, as it exists in 2019… once text is added… is essentially… Read more »

Roaring Fork Valley

Watercolor & Adobe Photoshop… this stylized illustration covers the area of the Roaring Fork Valley between Aspen on the left (East) and Basalt on the right (West). In the fold out map, image size is reduced by 50%, the height is cropped down, text is added… individual mountain peaks, ski slopes, towns, the airport, rivers,… Read more »

National Park Service Unigrid

Illustrations for National Park Service Unigrid Brochures. On the left… aerial perspective illustration. Fort Larned, Kansas. Published November, 2017.The brochure is 23-1/2″ x 16-1/2″. The painting illustrates the variety of activity focused on and around Fort Larned, circa 1868. This Fort Larned brochure is awarded 2nd place in the NPS design competition category: “Most Improved… Read more »