1862 Washington DC Map - Framed Vintage Washington DC Map - Old Washington DC Map- District of Columbia Map & Environs Showing Fortifications Wall Art Poster
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1862 Washington DC Map Print. 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 Wall Map of Washington DC Showing Fortifications . 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 just one year after the outbreak of the Civil War, this topographical and fortification map of Washington DC provides a unique glimpse into the city at one of the most tumultuous times in American History. The Nation’s capital was the most vulnerable and strategically important city during the conflict as it was the geographic dividing line between the North and South. Because of this, the city experienced a massive boom in population as fortifications and defensive forces became increasingly important.
This significant growth was spurred by the rapid expansion of the federal government, which found itself scrambling to provide war funds and armaments to deter an invasion from Confederate forces. Only one invasion attempt occurred in 1864 and marked the first time since 1812 that a sitting US President had been fired on. The battle ended quickly, and confederate forces retreated south.
The inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln happened one year earlier, and the amount of information historians and genealogists can glean from this artifact is immense. Landowner names and rural schools are depicted as well as the numerous Union Forts that had been constructed.
Produced by prolific American cartographer GH Colton this unique depiction of the iconic city immediately transports the viewer back in time. Colton produced maps on heavy steel engraving plates, instead of cheaper wax engravings, and they were considered the highest quality. His company was the leading publisher of maps from 1830 to 1890, and these esteemed prints are genuine pieces 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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