- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1876 Map of Oregon. 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 Oregon. 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.
Published in 1876 by arguably the most prolific and recognizable mapmaker Rand McNally, this depiction of Oregon illustrates the vital links the railways provided as centralizing and dispersement tools. By this time, Oregon’s robust rail system allowed Portland to thrive. The City was experiencing a time of great prosperity, and the accessibility of raw materials made investors clamor to build. Portland was home to nearly twenty-thousand residents near the close of the decade.
Following the economic boom caused by the Oregon Gold Rush in the 1850s, the state was now primarily supported by the robust lumber industry. The ability to transport large timber from the region via the Willamette River allowed mills in Portland to process it into lumber, and the railroads would take it east to the heart of the country. This flourishing economy led to Portland’s enduring nickname “Stumptown.”
While the rest of the state remained mostly agrarian, Portland had become a contemporary city and was rivaled only by San Francisco to the South. The City had suffered from a significant fire in 1873 that destroyed much of the downtown area. The fire resulted in a change to the building codes creating many steel structures that have come to define the distinct aesthetic of the City.
Oregon found itself on the edge of modernity but still a rough and tumble western frontier in the 1870s. This distinctive map immediately transports the viewer back in time and is truly an authentic piece of cartographical 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 print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.