1862 United States Map - Framed Vintage Map of United States - Colton's Railroad & Military Map of the US Mexico West Indies Wall Art Poster
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1862 United States Wall Map Poster. 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 Framed Map Of United States. 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.
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 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.
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between past and present. Our prints enhance
any home and office and also make the perfect gift.