- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1793 Kentucky Map. 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 1793 Map of Kentucky Wall Art. 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.
This is one of the earliest official depictions of the State of Kentucky and was produced one year after Kentucky’s admission into the United States as the fifteenth state. Numerous farms were being established in the region, which was famed for its fertile land and namesake Bluegrass which provided excellent grazing pastures for horses and livestock. The first European settlement in Kentucky was established in 1774 and began a period of growth as immigrants from France, Western Europe, and Great Britain flocked to the region and founded small villages based on cultural lines.
Originally Kentucky was the western portion of Virginia, though they gained the right to seek statehood in 1789. Access was relatively simple for immigrants who could journey down the Ohio River or overland through the Cumberland Gap. These early periods of settlement would go on to shape Kentucky’s rich history and distinct culture. The state would become one of the most important border states during the American Civil War and remained loyal to the Union during the conflict. The region experienced prolonged prosperity as an exporter of significant cash crops like wheat, hay, and tobacco fueled economic expansion. The unique geography that changes from the mountainous east to the rolling green hills in the west remains some of the most pastoral land in America.
The minimal style and classic aesthetic of this piece are very characteristic of productions from this era and display the advances made as technology improved in printing, illustration, and surveying occurred during the early twentieth century.
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.