- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1869 Jefferson City Missouri 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 1869 Jefferson City MO 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.
Produced by prominent and prolific American cartographer and illustrator Albert Ruger, this bird's eye perspective of Missouri's State Capital shows the city in a time of significant growth and transformation. Named America's "Most Beautiful Small Town" in 2013 by the iconic American mapmakers Rand-McNally, Jefferson City has long been esteemed in the mid-west for its pastoral beauty and as the home of the Missouri State Capitol Building, which was completed in 1924.
Ruger produced these panoramic views as marketing pieces and featured prominent civic buildings and points of interest. These illustrations were among the most popular from the mid-nineteenth century until the early 1920s and bear a distinctive aesthetic that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible link between the past and present. Ruger was among five cartographers and publishers who are considered responsible for producing more than half of all bird's eye perspectives.
German immigrants flocked to the region and established numerous communities and vineyards on the banks of the Missouri River, earning the region their nickname of the "Missouri Rhineland." These communities continued to flourish into the twentieth century and have established neighborhoods and wineries that exist to this day.
Missouri was claimed by both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War, and Jefferson City remained occupied by Union forces for the duration of the conflict. Published four years following the conclusion of the Civil War, this map is truly a unique piece of American cartographical history and testament to the city's place in America's heartland.
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.