- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1820 Map of Maine 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 1820 Framed Maine Map. 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.
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 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.