- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1859 Oregon and Washington Map. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1859 Map of Washington State & Oregon Map. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Published in the same year, Oregon joined the Union as the 33rd State; this map was produced in a time of great transition for the Northwestern area. It would take another four decades for Washington to achieve statehood. Lewis and Clark had concluded their trans-continental trek fifty years prior, and the region was experiencing rapid growth and development. The logging and commercial fishing industries supported by the ports in Seattle and Portland respectively allowed the territory to thrive and established economies that endure today. The territory had been established in 1848, and settlers were building farms and ranches in the plains of the East while enjoying fruits of the sea and forest in the West.
The Northwest Territories had throngs of settlers coming from the East as missionaries and miners, while the ports saw immigrants arriving from Asia. The thriving ports had a reputation as rough places with numerous saloons and gambling dens frequented by sailors from around the world.
The Fraser Canyon Gold Rush in British Columbia started in 1858, had eager miners traveling north on the Oregon Trail, and merchants throughout the western portion of the territory enjoyed a robust trade in outfitting and provisions. Mining would continue to be a part of the region's economy, and prospecting would cause the most significant population expansion at the close of the century with the Yukon Gold Rush. The unique aesthetic of this representation immediately transports the viewer back in time and links the past and present with its distinct characteristics.
Our ready-to-hang wall art are printed and framed in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.