- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality black framed historic reproduction of 1818 Kentucky State Map. 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 1818 Kentucky Map Framed. 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 12x24) 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.
Published twenty-five years after Kentucky's inclusion to the United States as the fifteenth state, this map was produced by prolific Kentucky surveyor Luke Munsell. This detailed illustration shows the country in a time of growth though it remained largely agrarian in the early 19th century. The state had been split from Virginia in its formation and became known for its rolling hills and Bourbon production. Bourbon, County Kentucky is the only location true Bourbon can be produced, and the state's robust corn cultivation spurred its distillation. Kentucky also relied on tobacco farming to support its economy.
Kentucky's largest city Louisville was a major shipping port, and the interstate travel allowed the city to flourish as ships had to be unloaded before continuing downriver due to the cities proximity to the Falls of Ohio. Louisville was a major Union stronghold during the Civil War, and the state remained firmly in the Union during the conflict.
The state's capital Frankfort was established in 1786 and is home to one of the oldest distilleries in America, Buffalo Trace, which was built in 1792. The state's coal mining industry was emerging during this period and would become one of the primary drivers of Kentucky's economy for the next century. The fertile soil of the Bluegrass pastures also supported rich agricultural interests. The deep history and rich heritage of Kentucky have endured through present day, and this illustration's distinctive aesthetic allows the viewer to be transported back in time.
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.