With a passion for geography, fellow Nevadan, Bob Tibolt, cartographer, founded ArtMapMaker, in Las Vegas. Former opthamologist, and an eye for finer details, has been creating custom maps for more than forty years, charting memories of honeymoons, cities, and travels; all through the keepsake of a map.
Tibolt’s passion began in college with renowned mapmaker, Professor Van English, who was the personal cartographer for General George Marshall in World War II. Professor English taught his students traditional techniques of mapmaking that include pen and ink, mechanical lettering and the use of colored charcoal for coloration. Bob employs these unique tools to make maps meticulously by hand, to achieve the one-of-a-kind artwork. In a world of technology and computerized mapmaking, these are unique works.
Tibolt has created a wide variety of maps, yet his recent masterpiece includes the “Great American Cities” series, highlighting featured cities with large format maps of such as, Manhattan and Lower Manhattan in New York City, Boston, Las Vegas and San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
ArtMapMaker provides custom mapping, such as travel maps, creating a permanent memento of a trip, such as for honeymoons. Other custom maps include everything from wineries to cemeteries, documenting travel excursions and memories.
Tibolt spent the first eleven years of his life growing up in Boston, then moved with his family to Reno, Nevada, where he attended Reno High School. He continued his education at Darmouth College, graduated medical school in Texas, completed a residency in Oregon, and worked for 30 years as a physician and ophthalmologist, prior to retiring in 2018 and moving back to Las Vegas.
ABOUT ARTMAP MAKER
ArtMapMaker is situated in a studio and showroom at 6280 S. Valley View Blvd in Las Vegas, open by appointment. We look forward to bringing unique, handmade maps to Las Vegas and beyond. For more information, visit on Facebook at or visit the website for more information and originals prints made for sale at artmapmaker.com.