- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1840 Map of Washington DC. 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 1840 Washington DC Map Wall Art. 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.
Produced by the prolific Prussian surveyor John Charles de Krafft, this minimal depiction of Washington D.C. shows the city in a period of significant growth and transformation as the nation grew and expanded. De Krafft immigrated to America in 1778 and began working as a surveyor for prominent clients, including Thomas Jefferson, the Penn family, and Robert Morris. De Krafft produced original surveys across the American Eastern seaboard and worked with Pierre L’Enfant to create the initial survey and mapping of the District of Columbia. His work is considered among the most important mapping of the United States during the early part of the nineteenth century.
The District of Columbia was established on July 9, 1790, following the conclusion of the American Revolution. Built on the northern banks of the iconic Potomac River, Congress passed the Organic Act of 1801, which established the official boundaries and put the entire territory under control of the federal government. The mid-nineteenth century saw the city experience population growth as work for the government drew residents and advances in rail lines expanded access.
British forces had invaded the city in the War of 1812, and the Capitol, Treasury, and White House were gutted and burned. Rebuilding was rapid, and by the time of this publication, Washington DC had returned to a period of prosperity. The unique aesthetic and distinctive style immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present in this authentic piece of 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.