- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1862 United States Map Poster Canvas Art. 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 1862 United States Wall 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.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. 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. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Prolific American lithographer, mapmaker, and publisher JH Colton produced the finest maps of the nineteenth centuries, engraved on heavy steel plates and hand colored for stunning detail and quality. Colton’s maps also bear signature borders with intricate detailing and ornate patterns, which make them immediately recognizable. Colton’s career spanned six decades, and he is genuinely one of the most essential cartographers in American History, with his works being found in numerous university collections and museums.
Published in the first year of the American Civil War, this railroad and military map would have been significantly important for military strategy and campaign planning. The Civil War would rage on for another three years until the eventual surrender of Confederate forces.
This illustration shows America, Mexico, and the West-Indies, which was a far broader scope than commonly found on maps of this era. The scale of this also makes the map unique in that typically maps during this period excluded Mexico and the Caribbean as geopolitics made for rapidly shifting boundaries and borders. Colton’s illustration of nearly all of North America contains a tremendous wealth of information.
While 1862 was a tumultuous time for Americans in the North and South, the West was experiencing a gold rush and exporting trainloads of steel, timber, and beef east to support the Union forces. This time marked a nation that, while divided, still hurtled toward modernity and progress. This map immediately transports the viewer back in time and is truly an authentic piece of cartographical History.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made 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.