- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1867 Winona Minnesota Map. 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 Winona Wall Map of Minnesota. 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 most prolific American mapmakers of the nineteenth century, this depiction of Winona, MN, shows it in a period of transformation in the years following the conclusion of the American Civil War. The city was established in 1851 by European immigrants who laid the initial plans for the town between 1852 and 1853. Its geographic location on the banks of the Mississippi River supported a thriving milling industry spurred on by steamboats transporting goods for export out of the bustling ports in New Orleans. Ruger was a pioneer of the birds-eye perspective style, which was widely popular during the nineteenth century and into the early portions of the twentieth century.
In 1859 Polish immigrants began flocking to the city, and by 1900, Polish and the closely related Kashubians comprised nearly eighty percent of Winona’s population. Winona became the home to the second operational railroad in Minnesota following the completion of the Winona and St. Peter Railroad in 1862. This map bears Ruger’s characteristic style, including bustling waterways with artistic insets and flourishes. Birdseye perspectives served as marketing materials to promote cities and towns across the United States and featured prominent civic buildings and industrial features to attract residents and merchants alike.
Following a destructive fire in 1862, the city began quarrying the limestone reserves nearby, which resulted in the iconic Sugar Loaf pinnacle, which has become one of the town’s most prominent features. 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.