- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1856 Florida State Wall 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 text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1856 Florida State Wall Map. 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.
Published a decade following Florida’s admittance to the United States, the 27th state was in a central place in its history. As the country was marching towards the Civil War, Florida was engaged in the Third Seminole War, which would not conclude until 1858.
Following incorporation into the Union, Florida’s population grew slowly in these early years. Its unique geography and relative isolation made it difficult land to use for agricultural purposes. However, northern Florida did see industrial cotton farming, and much of the state engaged in livestock cultivation. The population nearly doubled by 1860, though it would remain the least populous state in the South heading into the Civil War. It was also during this time that the construction of Fort Zachary Taylor was in motion. The Fort would become integral to sailing traffic in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War and was also a strategic location for the US during the Spanish-American War.
This map was produced for official use and contained a great deal of information compared to other works of the era. Interestingly the scale as printed on the map has been corrected in ink to reflect the accurate scale of 18 miles to 1 inch. With each county presented in a unique color, this is an authentic piece of cartographical history. This map was published by prominent Jacksonville politician and lithographer Columbus Drew, whose print shop remained in operation until the 1970s and was one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Florida.
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 print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.