- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1879 Utah State Map. 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 1879 Utah State Map. 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 prolific American lithographer Julius Bien, this depiction of the Utah territory bears a distinctive aesthetic and a tremendous amount of detail. Bien produced a large body of work throughout the 19th century, and his works signature style immediately transports the viewer back in time. Bien is perhaps most well known for his lithography work with John Woodhouse Audubon on a color edition of his father’s iconic The Birds of America in the late 1850s.
At the time of the production of this map Utah had not achieved statehood and was still considered a territory. The rugged terrain and geologic features common throughout the region, including the Great Salt Lake, have long shaped the culture and economy of Utah. The completion of the first transcontinental rail line occurred just seven years prior to this publication. It brought numerous immigrants to the region, establishing Salt Lake City and creating a prosperous community. The rail line opened access to the American West and spurred on a boom of westward expansion.
Utah experienced economic development in mineral mining throughout the late 19th century, and mining towns sprung up throughout the western regions of the state. Utah was admitted into the Union in 1896 as the forty-fifth state, and Biel’s illustration remains an authentic piece of American cartographical history. As Utah developed through the end of the 19th-century, government maps proved vital tools for residents and merchants alike, allowing for civic planning, agricultural record maintenance, and planned railroad lines that opened access to the state.
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.