- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1874 Minnesota Map Canvas Art. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1874 Canvas Wall Art Minnesota State Map. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
The 1870s were a period of rapid growth for railroads, and their importance cannot be overstated for their contribution to the growth, transformation, and development of American culture. The first Transcontinental line had been completed just five years prior in 1869, and the steam engine had become the dominant method for transporting goods and people quickly through the nation. The emergence of sleeping and dining cars had made travel more widespread and luxurious.
By the 1870s, the state's natural resources were being tapped, and its primary economic drivers were the agricultural and farming industries. Railroads allowed the efficient transport of these goods to the rest of the Union and also gave greater access to the immigrants that were flocking to the state. German, Scandinavian, and Northern European immigrants established farms and mills throughout the region. Iron mining was also becoming an integral part of this thriving economy by the end of the 19th century.
With the conclusion of the Civil War nine years prior, the state had seen considerable growth in population with nearly 500,000 residents by 1874. Railroad maps were an essential tool for the merchants and farmers of this time and would define the settlement and establishment of towns for years to come. Published in 1874, this is one of the earlier maps to depict Minnesota, and its producer AJ Reed was one of the only active mapmakers in the state during this era. This rare print and its distinctive aesthetic are a unique piece of cartographical history.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.