- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1868 Muskegon Michigan 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 1868 Muskegon Michigan Wall Map. 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 Albert Ruger, this stunning depiction of Muskegon shows the city in a period of relative expansion and growth. The earliest establishment was a fur trading post that was constructed sometime between 1790 and 1800. A thriving lumber industry had attracted immigrants from Germany, Ireland, and Canada who established numerous communities along cultural lines that exist to this day. Today Muskegon is a popular summer destination known for its sailing, pleasure boating, and as a commercial and cruise port. The historic architecture is an enduring link to the past that also attracts tourists.
Ruger pioneered the birds-eye perspective style and helped bring these depictions to popularity. Panoramic maps served as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic features and other economic opportunities. They remained among the most popular style of map until the 1920s, when advances in aerial photography made them obsolete. They are historically significant examples with a unique aesthetic that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. Ruger was among a select group of cartographers responsible for creating more than half of all birds-eye perspectives of towns and cities across the United States.
Following the conclusion of the American Civil War, Muskegon was developing a distinct culture and local economy. As the nation entered the period of Reconstruction, Michigan attracted numerous immigrants from the American south who established neighborhoods and communities, many of which remain to this day.
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.