- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1869 Danville 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 1869 Map of Danville 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 during a period of significant growth and prosperity following the conclusion of the American Civil War, this bird's eye perspective of Danville, Illinois, bears a unique aesthetic and distinctive style that immediately transports the viewer back in time. Danville attracted eager immigrants from Western Europe and the American South looking for jobs in the thriving coal mines. Manufacturing had become a significant source of income in the latter portion of the eighteenth century. Danville's location in central Illinois made it a hub for travelers from Chicago, and bird's eye perspectives were used as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike by featuring prominent economic opportunities and civic features as well as natural attractions.
This map was illustrated by noted American cartographer and lithographer Albert Ruger, who was an early pioneer of the form. His work helped popularize bird's eye perspectives, and their distinct visuals remained widely popular throughout his lifetime until advances in aviation and photography allowed for aerial photography. Panoramic maps are not used for navigation and contain numerous artistic flourishes not commonly found in other pieces of cartographical work. Ruger's signature style was used to produce numerous depictions of towns and cities across the Midwest, and his offices were based in Chicago.
This is a piece of American cartographical history that captures a moment in the rich past of central Illinois. As the country began reconstruction after the Civil War, the Midwest experienced a boom in population and was entering a prosperous time.