Pennsylvania: The Keystone State

Original, hand-drawn story map and accompanying gifts of Pennsylvania by renowned Illustrator and Xplorer Maps Co-Founder, Chris Robitaille.

Originally founded in 1861 through a royal land grant to Willaim Penn, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the state’s “official” name) was admitted to the Union on December 12, 1787; becoming the 2nd (after Delaware) of the original Thirteen Colonies to ratify the Constitution.

Pennsylvania immediately became a haven for religious and political tolerance; inspiring our nation’s Constitution; and hosting the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia and the first two Constitutional Conventions leading up to the American Revolution.

With the Appalachian, Allegheny and Pocono Mountain ranges running through the center and northeast parts of the state, 60% of Pennsylvania is forested and the state has more navigable rivers than any other in the country. Coal, steel, and railroads formed the industrial backbone for the country throughout much of the 20th century and Pennsylvania is now the mushroom capital of the U.S.! Today, Pennsylvania is the 5th most populous state and over 80% of the population is centered in the Greater Metro areas of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State Jigsaw Puzzle by Xplorer Maps. Features illustrations of places like Hershey Park, Valley Forge, Philadelphia, and the Allegheny National Forest. Flora and fauna include Punxsutawney Phil and mountain laurel.
Pennsylvania State Jigsaw Puzzle
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$24.99
Pennsylvania state hand-drawn map in earth tones green and beige. The map features illustrations of places like Hershey park, the state capitol building, Valley Forge, Philadelphia, the Allegheny National Forest. Flora and fauna include groundhog Punxstawny Phil, Brook trout, white tail deer, and mountain laurel. Measures 24x18."
Pennsylvania State Hand-Drawn Map
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Pennsylvania State Canvas Tote Bag featuring Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Hersey, Amish horse and buggy, Poconos, waterfalls, deer, trains, and buildings.
Pennsylvania State Map Canvas Tote Bag
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$24.99
Folded fleece blanket with a map of Pennsylvania on it. Measures 58"x50." The picture of the throw is of the Poconos.
Pennsylvania State Map Fleece Blanket
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$49.99
Pennsylvania State coffee mug front view. Featuring Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Hersey, Amish horse and buggy, Poconos, waterfalls, deer, trains, and buildings.
Pennsylvania State Map Ceramic Mug
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$19.99
Pennsylvania State Ceramic Shot Glass - Xplorer Maps - 1.5 oz. Featuring Amish Horse and buggy, ferris wheel, Capitol buildings, baseball, bridges and deer.
Pennsylvania State Map Ceramic Shot Glass
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$7.99
Pennsylvania State Map 16 oz Travel Bottle in neutral colors and green. Featuring  Hershey Park, Lancaster, Lake Erie, Amish, Gettysburg Philadelphia, Pittsburg.
Pennsylvania State Map Travel Drinkware
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$29.99
Pennsylvania state map kitchen dishwashing towel in earth tones and greens. Features illustrations of places like Hershey park, the state capitol building, Valley Forge, Philadelphia, and the Allegheny National Forest. Includes groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, Brook trout, white-tail deer, and mountain laurel.
Pennsylvania State Map Kitchen Towels
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$16.99
4"x4" Pennsylvania State Map Ceramic Coasters by Xplorer Maps. The Map features Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Hersey, Amish horse and buggy, Poconos, waterfalls, deer, trains, and buildings.
Pennsylvania State Map Ceramic Coasters
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$6.99