- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1786 Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay Map Poster. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1786 Chesapeake Bay Poster. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
This map of the Chesapeake and Delaware bays was published the year following the end of the American Revolution and immediately transports the viewer to a time when the United States was free from the colonial rule of Britain and embarking on its journey of democratic government. The Eastern seaboard and particularly Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, have a rich history not only in the Revolutionary War but in the United States colonial and post-Revolution. These two bays were integral to the development of the economy of the region and contributed to the establishment of the major port city of Baltimore. Tobacco was the primary export for the mid-Atlantic seaboard, and the bulk was shipped out of the Chesapeake Bay.
Produced by John Churchman, a prominent Quaker author and philosopher in 1786, this map was published by the American Philosophical Society. The Delmarva peninsula was a critical point of geography, with Maryland’s northern border eventually becoming the Mason Dixon line or the delineation of north and south in the United States. Maryland also donated the land that ultimately became Washington DC to George Washington, linking this region forever to the early establishment of the nation.
The Battle of the Chesapeake, depicted here as Chesopeak, was a pivotal point in the Revolutionary War. The allied French Navy defeated the Royal Navy, which allowed General Washington to march south from New York and battle the British at Yorktown. This historic march is still memorialized with the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National trail.
Our ready-to-hang wall art are printed and framed in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.