- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1860 County Map of Virginia and North Carolina Wall Art. 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 1860 Virginia Map & North Carolina Map. 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 by noted American geographer Samuel Augustus Mitchell, the County map of North Carolina and Virginia depicts the two Southern states in the year preceding the outbreak of the American Civil War. Virginia and North Carolina were among the most important economic drivers of the American south in the middle portion of the nineteenth century. Mitchell became one of the most published geographers of the era. He eventually printed more than four hundred thousand editions annually. Both states were primarily agrarian, and tobacco was the economic driver for export to Northeastern and European markets.
The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 increased the tensions between the North and South. By April of 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at the Battle of Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Richmond was named the Capital of the Confederacy on May 20. North Carolina did not vote to secede from the Union until Lincoln’s announcement of his plans to invade South Carolina. The years leading up to the Civil War saw numerous developments in both states, including the completion of interstate railings that opened up the region to settlement and improved the export of valuable crops.
This map bears a distinct aesthetic and classic style that immediately transports the viewer back in time. Virginia and North Carolina helped shape the culture of the American South, and remain two of the most iconic southern states. This illustration depicts the states in some of their most historically significant moments preceding the Civil War.
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.