- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1867 Springfield Illinois 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 1867 Springfield IL Poster. 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.
Proceed and published by prolific American cartographer and lithographer Albert Ruger, this stunning depiction of Springfield, Illinois, just two years following the conclusion of the American Civil War, shows the iconic city in a period of significant transformation and growth. As the State Capital of Illinois, Springfield has a rich history since European settlers began establishing communities in 1810. Illinois was granted statehood in 1818 and became the 21st State. Ruger was well known for his bird's eye perspectives, which were wildly popular from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1920s. These illustrations served as a promotional tool for towns and cities across America and highlighted prominent civic features and notable buildings.
Abraham Lincoln called Springfield home from 1837 until 1861 when he moved to Washington DC following his election as President. Springfield is home to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, which continues to be a major tourist attraction. During the American Civil War, Springfield became a major center of activity with regiments training under General Ulysses S. Grant. Springfield developed rapidly with the outbreak of the war as new industries, businesses, and railroads were constructed to support Union efforts against Confederate forces. After the war ended, Springfield became an essential railroad hub and a center for government and agriculture.
The distinctive style and unique aesthetic of this bird's eye perspective immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible link between the past and present and is truly an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.