- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1867 Belleville Illinois Map Poster. Our museum quality prints 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 text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1867 Belleville Map of Illinois. 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.
Produced and published by one of the early pioneers of the form, this birds eye perspective illustrates Belleville, Illinois, in a period of significant growth and prosperity in the years following the conclusion of the American Civil War. Albert Ruger began producing panoramic maps in the middle portions of the nineteenth century. They became widely popular marketing materials that promoted prominent civic features, religious and educational institutions, and other economic opportunities to attract residents and merchants alike. By 1867 the town had flourished with a large number of German immigrants flocking to the region and establishing farms around the city center.
Belleville would experience another economic boom with the discovery of coal in the area in 1874. This discovery brought the railroad to Belleville, which further expanded immigration to the city and increased access. The majority of the immigrants to Belleville were well educated, and they established the first public library in Illinois as well as the first kindergarten in the nation. The city bears a range of nineteenth-century architectural styles and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with more than seventy properties. As part of the St. Louis metroplex, the city maintained a robust manufacturing industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Birdseye perspectives bear a remarkable aesthetic and unique style that makes them immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time. This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that depicts Belleville in a transformative moment in the city's rich 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.