- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1841 Cincinnati City Map. 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 1841 Cincinnati 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.
Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers, Cincinnati was experiencing significant growth, prosperity, and transformation during the 1840s. By 1841, when this map was produced, Cincinnati was the sixth-largest city in the United States, and immigrants flocked to the city from Western Europe, Germany, Italy, and Ireland. These immigrants founded communities and neighborhoods along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. Engraved by prominent lithographers Doolittle & Munson, this unique piece of cartographical history shows the iconic mid-west city in one of its most significant periods. By the latter portion of the nineteenth century, Cincinnati was nicknamed the “Paris of America” due to ambitious architectural projects, including the Music Hall and Cincinnatian Hotel.
The completion of the Erie Canal further increased expansion and access to the city from the East, and immigrants were being enticed by the flourishing economy and regional labor shortage. Cincinnati had established trade routes with St. Louis and New Orleans, which allowed for a thriving import and export trade. By 1850 the population had reached one hundred and fifteen thousand, and residents were referring to it as “The Queen City.”
The distinctive style, ornate flourishes, and attention to detail, history, and the local economy distinguish this map and establish it as an authentic piece of cartographical history. Its unique aesthetic immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. Cincinnati was transforming rapidly during the 1840s, and this depiction is culturally and historically significant.
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.