- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1876 Louisville 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 1876 Map of Louisville KY. 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 and published by prolific American mapmaker Albert Ruger and his Chicago Lithographing Company, this stunning depiction of one of America's most iconic cities bears a unique aesthetic and signature detail found in Ruger's productions. Founded in 1778, Louisville is one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians. Its proximity to the Ohio Falls spurred early growth as boats traveling the Mississippi River had to unload goods before continuing their journey up or down the river. This warehousing industry attracted immigrants from throughout Ireland, Western Europe, and England. These immigrants established numerous communities based along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day.
Bird's eye perspectives were produced as marketing materials for many cities across America and featured prominent civic buildings, notable residences, and other attractions. Because they don't contain technical information, they contain more detailed artistic flourishes and unique characteristics. Merchants and residents would also display these illustrations in a show of civic pride, while they were advertised across other regions to attract industrialists and workers alike.
Published just one year after the first running of the iconic Kentucky Derby, this map shows Louisville in a period of significant growth and transformation. The 1870s found Louisville expanding politically, culturally, and economically. The completion of rail lines at the beginning of the decade expanded access beyond the Mississippi River and spurred even more population growth as Americans resettled. The distinguished style immediately transports the viewer back in time, and this is an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. This vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.