- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1876 San Diego Map Poster. 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 California 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.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. 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. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. 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 wall art are printed and framed 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.