- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1864 Richmond Map. Our museum quality maps 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 the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1864 Richmond Virginia Map. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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.
Published one year before the conclusion of the American Civil War, this unique depiction of the State Capital of Virginia shows it in a tumultuous period as the Capital of the Confederacy under siege by Union Forces. Produced by the United States Coast Survey, this would have been a critical tool for Union Generals looking to break the Confederate stronghold and regain control of the Southern States. The iconic American cities' location on the James River provided thriving mill and manufacturing industries that attracted immigrants from Western Europe, Ireland, and England. These immigrant communities established thriving neighborhoods along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day.
As the terminus of five railroads, Richmond had become a critical transportation hub providing access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The city was incorporated in 1742 and is one of the oldest in the nation. Its rich history and status as a cultural center in the South cannot be underestimated, and Richmond has maintained a rich history since its foundation. Richmond would again become an important manufacturing and milling center in the years following the end of the Civil War. By 1850 some 200 tons of cargo flowed through the city north to Baltimore and Philadelphia.
This detailed illustration immediately transports the viewer back in time and creates an indelible link between the past and present. The US Coast Survey was a critical resource for military campaigns throughout the Civil War, and this is an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
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.