- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1877 Map of Los Angeles California. 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 text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1877 Map of Los Angeles California. 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 by one of the most prolific landscape illustrators of the 19th century Elis Glover, this bird’s eye view of Los Angeles is unique in its depiction of not just the great city, but the neighborhoods of Wilmington and Santa Monica. These three locations provide the viewer with a great sense of the geographical divisions and the more agrarian east with the coastal west. Wilmington held particular significance during this period as it was the first proper harbor when the San Pedro mudflats were excavated, and the construction of the port was completed. The port was constructed in direct competition with San Francisco. The city’s eastern region was known for its vast cattle production, which would be transported north to feed prospectors during the gold rush.
The 1870s were a time of expansive industrial growth for the city, and the population would boom from 5000 in 1870 to over 100,000 in 1900. 1877 also marked the completion of the Rail system that connected San Francisco to Los Angeles. This line, however, was dwarfed by the conclusion of the transatlantic line that was completed in 1876 and is considered a significant milestone in American history—the line operated from 1865 to 1996.
Los Angeles, at this time, was in a considerable amount of transition and had been a member of the Union for nearly three decades. The city and country’s efforts during the American Civil War were viewed mainly from a distance, thought hey did ship gold east to support the Union’s efforts.
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 print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.