- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1878 Augusta Poster. 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 1878 Augusta Wall Art. 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 prominent American illustrator, cartographer, and lithographer Albert Ruger this stunning depiction of Maine's Capital, Augusta, bears a unique aesthetic and distinctive style that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. Ruger's bride eye perspectives were wildly popular during the middle of the late nineteenth century until the 1920s. They served as promotional tools for towns and cities across America to entice industrialists and workers alike. Residents and merchants also displayed these illustrations in a show of civic pride. Ruger was among a group of five cartographers who accounted fr over half of all bird's eye perspectives produced, and his work is in the Smithsonian archives due to its immediately recognizable style.
Augusta had grown into a thriving yet small community with numerous paper mills, manufacturing plants, and lumber industries driving the local economy. By the end of the nineteenth century, it had also developed a robust publishing and shipping industry due to its proximity to the Kennebec River. After Maine achieved statehood in 1820, Augusta was designated the Capital in 1827 after competition from Portland some sixty miles to the South. The Army established Camp E.D Keyes in 1828 to protect the region from the British presence in Canada. The Camp has survived to this day and is now used by the National Guard. As the turn of the century neared, Augusta was entering a cosmopolitan era and becoming an essential part of the Northeast's cultural traditions.
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.