- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1853 Saint Paul Minnesota Map. Our museum quality maps 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 the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1853 Saint Paul Map Wall Art. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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 and published by one of the most prolific American cartographers of the nineteenth century, this distinctive bird's eye perspective of Minnesota's State Capital depicts the iconic northern city in a period of significant growth and cultural evolution. Published by Philadelphia based cartographers Thompson-Ritchie, this panoramic depiction would have served as marketing materials to feature notable civic features to attract industrialists and workers alike. These illustrations bear an immediately recognizable aesthetic and transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible link between the past and present.
Established primarily to the East of the Mississippi River, St. Paul became the State Capital in 1849 when the Minnesota Territory became formally recognized by the United States. It took nearly a full decade for Minnesota to achieve statehood, and when it did in 1858, St. Paul remained the capital. By the early 1860s, nearly one thousand steamboat services operated out of St. Paul, making it the gateway for eager settlers looking to reach the Dakota territories, and further access occurred when St. Paul became the headquarters for the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways.
The period leading up to the American Civil War was an economic boom time for St. Paul, and the city's population had expanded to more than ten thousand by 1860. The 1850s saw the region's transformation from a fur trapping and military outpost to one of the fastest-growing cities in the American north. This unique portrayal of St. Paul is a genuine 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.