North Lake Leelanau, MI - Wood Laser Cut Map
This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of North Lake Leelanau, Michigan with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Which means “Delight of Life”
2950 surface acres
Max. Width: 1.5 miles
Max. Depth: 121 feet
Also known as Carp Lake
You can choose the stand out map which is mounted onto a tranquil blue back with a key hole cut on the back, ready to hang.
Available in three sizes:
Small stand out 13"x16"
Standard Stand out 15"x23"
Large Stand out 19"x32"
Or a framed map, our classic solid wood English chestnut stained frame gives it the classic look, also available in three sizes;
Small 14”x18” map
Standard 18”x27” map
Large 37”x24” map
Interesting factoids: Lake Leelanau lies in the Leelanau Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The entire lake—which includes two bodies of water, usually referred to as North Lake Leelanau and South Lake Leelanau—covers about 8,608 acres and lies within Leelanau County. The lake is also sometimes known as Carp Lake. Native Americans who first inhabited the area called this land "ke-ski-bi-ag," which means "narrow body of water," and called the lake itself "lee-lan-au," which means "delight of life."
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, an Indian agent for the territory, was credited with formally naming the county, and was said to use Leelanau as a character in his writing. Scholars have established, however, that Leelanau was first used as a pen name by Schoolcraft's wife Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, in writings for The Literary Voyager, a family magazine which she and her husband wrote together in the 1820s. Jane Johnston was of Ojibwa and Scots-Irish descent, and wrote in Ojibwa and English. While her writing was not published formally in her lifetime (except as Schoolcraft appropriated it under his own name), Jane Johnston Schoolcraft has been recognized as "the first Native American literary writer, the first known Indian woman writer, the first known Indian poet, the first known poet to write poems in a Native American language, and the first known American Indian to write out traditional Indian stories." In 2008 Jane Johnston Schoolcraft was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. (Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design)
All maps include special points of interest laser engraved into the map face and come with a beautiful blue self-adhesive Swarovski Crystal to mark your preferred location on the map (see sample picture).
Each map is a beautiful artistic handcrafted work of art using the finest woods with special attention to every detail. Due to the natural variation in wood grain, each map will vary slightly in finish and color, some come to us all blonde and some has beautiful variances, making each one unique and one-of-a-kind. If you would prefer lighter or darker don't hesitate to ask. (Photo shown is our showroom display. Your map will be very close to this, but wood grain, knots, and final finish color may be slightly different.) Birch is our wood of preference.
Once the map is cut and engraved we hand sand multiple times, assemble and clear coat them for a lustrous wood shine. We believe that this personal attention each and every item receives makes each wooden item a unique work of art.
Made in the USA by American workers in an American owned business.
Please note on smaller maps (13 x 16 and 14 x 17 framed) it may be hard to read road names and if the lake has islands they will not be included.
First Item: $ 11.50
Additional Items: $ 11.50
We take great pride in our work and guarantee you will be satisfied. We will gladly replace any of our items or refund your money if not completely happy. Please return item within two weeks. If an item is presented as a gift exceptions will be made.
Custom orders will be replaced if damaged during shipping or if we made a mistake.
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