1650 California Shown as an Island Map Poster - Map of California Wall Art History - Old California Map Print
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1650 California Shown as an Island Map Poster. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1650 Historic Map of California Island. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Johannes Vingboons illustrated this incredibly unique map of California, and it remains one of the oldest depictions of the region created by a European. Vingboons unique style is a thoughtful blend of his artistic upbringing and his later work as a cartographer. It features a unique aesthetic and distinctive style that immediately transports the viewer back in time. His watercolors were produced using comprehensive research and illustrations from ship captains, helmsmen, and merchants who were voraciously exploring the globe in the seventeenth century. For numerous Dutch Trade regions, Vingboons are the earliest known illustrations and are valuable pieces of European cartographical history.
The first Spanish explorers entered San Diego Bay as early as 1542, and the region was commonly depicted as an Island well into the eighteenth century. However, inland excursions became increasingly common as the Spanish established settlements and missions in the region. This map has a remarkable minimal design that is characteristic of the period, though it also represents some of the most technical illustrations of the era and is a critical link as advances in technology made maps more accurate. California’s rich history has been influenced by Spanish, Mexican, Indigenous, and Asian influences for centuries.
From the earliest explorations, the region would remain a critical source of agriculture and would be transformed by the middle of the nineteenth century with the Gold Rush and subsequent influx of immigrants from across America and Western Europe. This remains an enduring piece of early American history from a European perspective.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.
for framed and canvas products limited to the 48 contiguous United States.
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world and antiquity that create a unique link
between past and present. Our prints enhance
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