- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1865 Arizona 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 1865 Arizona State 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.
- 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.
Arizona had officially been declared a territory in 1861, and this map published at the conclusion of the Civil War shows the region in a time of significant transformation. The region which had been ceded to the United States in the Hidalgo Treaty of 1848 with the defeat of Mexico in the Mexican-American War. The landscape made settlement difficult, but with Union Pacific’s completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the American Southwest was opened up to eager homesteaders that established vast cattle ranches through the region.
While Arizona had declared itself a member of the Confederacy during the Civil War, effective Confederate control ended with the Battle of Glorietta Pass in March of 1862 with Confederate forces retreating to El Paso. Confederate troops would remain out of Arizona for the remainder of the war. While the territory would not achieve statehood until 1912, Arizona enjoyed a period of relative growth in the latter half of the nineteenth century with expanded access as towns sprang up near rail stops.
Copper mining became an important economic driver within the region, and by 1907 Arizona had been dubbed “The Copper State,” with the territory producing more copper than any other state. Created by noted American cartographer William Hartley, this detailed depiction of Arizona at the close of the Civil War immediately transports the viewer back in time. These illustrations became essential tools as national and international boundaries were drawn and re-drawn, and this is a genuine piece of American 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.