- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1855 Oswego City Map of NY. 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 1855 Oswego New York Map Poster. 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.
Founded in 1828, Oswego, New York, became an integral tributary of the Erie Canal that allowed the importation of essential goods from major ports like New York City and Boston. Home to Fort Ontario, where the United States Military maintained a significant presence throughout the nineteenth century, the city on the banks of Lake Ontario was experiencing a period of considerable growth and transformation in 1855. As the expansion of railroads increased access, Oswego became a hub for lines going to New York City, Delaware, and Ontario. Fort Ontario had long been the scene for conflict between American and British forces and was held by the British until 1796, thirteen years after the conclusion of the American Revolution.
This detailed birds-eye perspective immediately transports the viewer back in time and creates an indelible bond between the past and present. By 1850 the city had become a popular destination for water therapy and drew numerous tourists to its spas and bathhouses. Birdseye perspectives were a popular illustration style from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1920s, when advances in flight allowed for aerial photography. The style is notable for its unique aesthetic and was used to promote towns and cities' notable civic features to draw residents and merchants.
Produced and Published by the Smith Brothers and Co. lithography company, this is an authentic piece of American cartographical history; this map was engraved by the prolific lithographer DW Moody who produced numerous works depicting cities throughout the American northeast.
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.