- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1876 Norwich Connecticut Map Art. 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 1876 Map of Norwich CT Map. 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.
Dubbed the Rose of New England, Norwich was first settled in 1659, and the city bears a natural harbor at the confluence of the Yantic, Shetucket, and Quinebaug rivers which then flow south into the Thames River, eventually terminating at the Long Island Sound. The public landing in the harbor became a prominent economic driver for the city, and it prospered during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as a hub for importing and exporting. Regular steamship service between New York and Boston further increased Norwich’s importance to the region’s economic growth, and by the later portions of the nineteenth century, it was a bustling town.
This depiction was produced and published by the prolific O.H. Bailey, a pioneer of the birds-eye perspective style whose career spanned five decades into the 1920s. Bailey’s signature style and distinctive aesthetic are immediately recognizable and transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. These illustrations were used to promote prominent civic buildings as well as notable economic and geographic features to entice and attract residents and merchants alike. They were a widely popular style during the nineteenth and early twentieth century and are notable pieces of cartographical history.
Though it had long been a prosperous city, the Civil War spurred the need for textiles, armaments, and specialty supplies which were manufactured there, and by 1876 it was experiencing a population and economic boom. This map captures and displays a unique moment in Norwich’s rich history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.