- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1820 Maine Map Canvas Art. 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 1820 State of Maine Map 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.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. 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. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Published in the same year that Maine achieved statehood following secession from Massachusetts, this early map of the state shows it as the agricultural economy expanded, and immigration into Maine continued to spur settlement. Maine's farms were typically small family-run operations, and the state's natural geography proved formidable. Thin soil, dense forests, and unpredictable weather all created difficulties for Maine's farmers.
Mining also gained momentum as an economic driver in the early 19th century as massive granite quarries were established to ship slabs south for construction of statehouses and other notable buildings. Tanning also became a prominent industry for the state utilizing abundant hemlock stands for bark extract. The state lumber industry also allowed it to become the number one shipbuilder in the United States in the 1820s. At its pinnacle, Maine's shipyards were producing one-third of the nation’s sailing vessels.
The coastline offered numerous natural harbors with sloping beaches that allowed more substantial ships to get inland and allow greater access. The long coast also allowed the expansion of the commercial fishing industry, which would attract fishermen from around the globe to immigrate to the state. Maine's fishing industry supplied one-fifth of American fish in this period.
Maine had experienced some conflict during the War of 1812 as British forces attempted annexation of the region. The unique aesthetic of this map immediately transports the viewer back in time and illustrates the state in its formative years; this depiction is truly an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made 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.