- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1876 San Diego Map Poster 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 1876 San Diego Wall 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.
Produced and published by prominent American cartographer, artist, and inventor ES Glover this stunning depiction of San Diego in 1876 presents the city in a unique light during a period of significant growth and transformation. Glover's work, and his bird's eye perspectives, in particular, was popular throughout the nineteenth century, and the immediately recognizable aesthetic sets them apart from other publications of the time. California was admitted into the Union in 1848 following the United States victory in the Mexican-American War. San Diego remained sparsely populated until the late nineteenth century, with most of the early settlers being men who stopped before reaching their ultimate destination of San Francisco during the Gold Rush.
By the 1870s, the city's trading ports had begun to rival those found in San Francisco, and the town was experiencing population growth unlike it had seen before. When the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1885, the city would experience another population explosion with eager immigrants from the east flooding in; this trend of sporadic population increases would continue through the 1930s.
As American interests grew in Hawaii, Guam, and the Philippines, San Diego's location positioned it to become the "Gibraltar of the Pacific," and it would eventually see the establishment of a sizeable Naval training base in the 1920s, which further spurred economic expansion and development. This unique illustration of the iconic American city immediately transports the viewer back in time and is a genuine price of American 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.