- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1878 Map of Seattle Canvas Wall Art. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1878 Seattle Map Poster. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Produced and published by prolific American lithographer Eli Glover this bird’s eye perspective has a signature aesthetic, and the crisp detailing transports the viewer back in time. Seattle, in this era, was a city that relied heavily on the lumber industry to support its local economy, and the mill that Henry Yesler created on the waterfront allowed the city to dominate the Northwestern lumber industry.
The depiction of the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad illustrates the importance of not only the port but railway transport. Hovering over the Puget Sound, the railway was vital to the economic boom the city was awaiting. Completed in 1873, the narrow three-foot track became essential for imports and timber to reach the eastern grain fields of western Washington. Before construction, Seattle was only accessible by horse-drawn vehicles, which limited the speed and load weight.
Interestingly this illustration shows the city in a state that it would never again find itself in. While the city grew and prospered in the 1870s and 1880s, it experienced a massive fire in the downtown district that would forever change the cities architectural style. As depicted here, the main construction was timber-framed buildings in the Revival style, and the transition to modern steel and glass buildings would be precipitated by the Great Fire of 1889.
Though the city had a reputation as a rough and tumble port town, this map portrays it as a burgeoning city poised to be a true icon of the American West.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.