- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1880 Oregon and Washington State Map. 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 1880 Map of Washington State & Oregon Wall Art. 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.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. 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. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
The Colton family were prolific mapmakers in the 19th century, and their distinctive style and recognizable aesthetic transport the viewer back in time. This depiction of the Washington and Oregon territories published in 1880 is no different.
The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company had been founded the year before this map’s publication. They would remain in operation until 1910 when Union Pacific would absorb the company and complete their dominance as the rail provider on the West Coast. With the completion of these lines, the region was able to enjoy access to the eastern reaches of the United States and transport valuable raw materials out.
With this greater access, the two ports in Seattle and Portland respectively were allowed to start competing with the principal port in San Francisco to their south. The region’s primary economic driver at this time was lumber, though in the next decade the Yukon Gold Rush would transform the landscape, and culture forever. The Southwest portion of the territory had been admitted to the Union in 1859, while Washington would have to wait until 1889 to receive statehood.
Settlements in the East were primarily agricultural, and Christian missionary’s flocked to this region. This piety was in stark contrast to the western reaches of the territory, which were considered wild frontiers with sailors arriving en masse and cultures merging. The rich history of the region has been well documented since Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean in the Northwest in 1806.
Our ready-to-hang wall art are printed and framed 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.