About Galeyrie

Photo by John Ewing/Staff Photographer, Portland Press HeraldGaleyrie is a collaboration created by John R. Barrows & Sally Galey Barrows. The business is highly creative and inventive, art savvy and historically minded.  We enjoy the interaction with people in the design process or the map hunt, and we are committed to providing a positive and quality outcome.

All of our reproduction maps are created from high-resolution scans, printed on archival, heavyweight, enhanced matte paper with permanent, pigmented Lucia inks. All of the maps are “zoomified” so that you can get in close to find what you’re looking for.

Many of the maps were hand-colored by John, and, as such, can only be seen in our shop or on this website; see the 1938 Maine State Atlas. Unusual maps such as the Maine Fire Tower Maps can be seen also hand colored by JRB. We are currently “mining” the 1857 Chase wall map of Cumberland County, ME, to produce “new” town maps showing property owners names nearly 20 years earlier than ever before available.

John R. Barrows was a self-taught artist, inventor, structural and mechanical engineer, pattern maker, graphics and product designer – all of which feed into his ideas and work with the maps. His ability to improvise and build specialty framing for shadow boxes, floater frames, and over-sized work was a valuable asset as a framer, installer, and outside-the-box problem solver. He died in 2014.

Photo by John Ewing, Portland Press Herald


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