Following the conclusion of The American Revolution, President Washington ordered troops into the mid-west, and Fort Wayne was established as a military outpost. Named after Revolutionary War Hero General Anthony Wayne, this location at the confluence of the St Joseph, St Mary’s and Maumee Rivers. These waterways would eventually become the Wabash and Erie Canal. This 460-mile waterway is the largest canal in North America and provided traders access from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and became operational in 1843.
This birds’ eye perspective illustrated by prolific American lithographer Albert Ruger, these unique depictions were produced for residents and merchants to display their civic pride and often portrayed notable buildings and schools prominently. These panoramas were popular in their time, and their unique aesthetic immediately transports the viewer back in time because they were produced for more artistic reasons these maps give historians an idea of what daily life looked like in the mid-19th century.
The city experienced a manufacturing book in the early 1800s and saw a massive influx of Irish and German immigrants, who were flocking to the United States to escape the Great Famine and social unrest in their home countries, respectively.
Ft Wayne became one of the central hubs for manufacturing and shipping in the midwest once railroads became established, and the region experienced a long period of development and prosperity. This remarkable illustration links the past with the present and is truly an authentic piece of 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.
- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1868 City of Fort Wayne Indiana 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 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 City of Fort Wayne Indiana Map . This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true, accurate piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This 18x24 Inch 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.