- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1836 Upper Canada Map Poster. 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 1836 Upper Canada Province Map of Toronto Canada. 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.
Following its establishment, in 1791, Upper Canada became one of the primary destinations for loyalist Americans after the conclusion of the American Revolution. This region was formerly integrated into Quebec in 1763 and remained under British Colonial rule. It included all of modern-day Ontario and watersheds of Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and the Ottawa River. With the signing of the Paris Peace Treaty in 1783, Americans had gained independence from Colonial rule, and loyalists were able to receive substantial land grants in Upper Canada to establish new settlements and communities.
The newly formed province retained a traditional British way of life and governance, including a bicameral parliament. American forces unsuccessfully attempted to invade Upper Canada in the War of 1812. This map was produced by noted British cartographer and publisher James Wyld who was Royal Geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. During the early portions of the nineteenth century, Upper Canada was attracting thousands of immigrants looking to escape civil unrest and drought in Ireland and across Europe. Only five years after this publication, Upper Canada was joined with Lower Canada to the east to form the Province of Canada.
Wyld was one of the most prolific cartographers of the nineteenth century, and his works bear a classic aesthetic coupled with remarkable detail, accuracy, and ornate flourishes. This works distinctive style immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present, and is truly an authentic piece of Canadian cartographical history.
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.