1869 Urbana Champaign Illinois Map Print - Vintage Bird's Eye View of Urbana City Champaign Illinois Map Poster Wall Art
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1869 Urbana Champaign Illinois Map Print. 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 Urbana Wall Art Map of Illinois Poster. 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.
This bird's eye perspective map was produced by Prussian-born cartographer Albert Ruger under his Chicago Lithographing Company in 1869. It shows the town as it started to experience a period of growth and transformation as residents from the American South flocked to the Midwest eager for economic opportunities as manufacturing jobs became readily available during the early portions of the industrial revolution. Urbana was first settled in 1822 and was a primarily agricultural community with vast farms being established surrounding the city's incorporated boundaries. Urbana maintains a classic small-town community feel and is host to numerous summer festivals, farmers' markets, and is home to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Ruger's bird's eye perspectives were among some of the first of this style to be made in the United States, and he was an early pioneer of the form that would go on to inspire numerous other prolific lithographers and cartographers, including Henry Wellge, J.J. Stoner, and Beck & Pauli with whom he would later collaborate. Panoramic maps have a distinctive style and unique aesthetic that is immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present.
As the nation recovered following the conclusion of the American Civil War, towns like Urbana became popular destinations, and numerous neighborhoods and communities were established based on cultural heritage, many of which exist today. This map is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that depicts a classic American small town during a period of growth.
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