- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1862 USA 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 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 1862, this depiction of all military fortifications and forts was produced during the Civil War by prolific American cartographer George Washington Bacon. Bacon was initially successful producing maps of London but by this period had shifted to his focus to the United States, and his unmistakable style would be imitated until the mid-1950s
War had erupted on April 12, 1861, with Confederate President Jefferson Davis ordered General PT Beauregard to fire upon Fort Sumter; this attack rallied northern support for the war and troops rallied in preparation to quelch the southern rebellion and attempted secession.
President Abraham Lincoln had resolved to maintain control of all forts located in the Confederacy, and the first clash at Sumter sparked the flame of all-out war. The war would last four years until the devastated Confederacy admitted defeat in 1865; the United States remained intact, but the process of reconstruction was arduous.
Because the early Industrial Revolution had started before the outbreak of the war, it also marked a period of advancements in military and Naval technology. The Union had heavily armored warships, referred to as Ironclads, and the Confederacy experimented with a submarine.
The Battle of Antietam occurred in 1862 and was a turning point as it halted Confederate invasion attempts into Maryland with the defeat of General Lee and led to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. This illustrations' distinct aesthetic and historical significance make it an authentic piece of cartographical history and transport the viewer back in time.
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.