- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1818 Kentucky State Map from Actual Survey. Our museum quality maps 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 the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1818 Kentucky State Map from Actual Survey. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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.
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 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.