Galeyrie was created by John R. Barrows and Sally Galey Barrows 22 years ago. The business flourished under their collective vision, and when John passed away several years ago, Sally carried on the legacy until her recent retirement. In October of 2017, Abby Johnston took over ownership of Galeyrie, bringing with her years of experience as a publisher, designer and photographer.
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.
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