- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1881 Troy New York Map Poster. Our museum quality prints 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 1881 Troy Rensselaer County Map. 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.
Located on the eastern bank of the iconic Hudson River, Troy, NY, has long been a center in the Albany metropolitan area. The city has deep bonds with both Albany and Schenectady, which form the so-called Capital District. The Dutch began settling the region in the mid-seventeenth century, and the town was officially incorporated in 1791. The nineteenth-century saw rapid advancements in the area as industrialization made it a center for manufacturing and greatly expanded the regional economy. This birds-eye perspective was produced during a period of significant prosperity for the city as demand for steel in major markets like New York, and Chicago grew with the construction of the now-iconic skyscrapers.
Before establishing the steel industry, the city had enjoyed a thriving economy based on the transportation of agricultural goods from Vermont and further increased with the completion of the Eastern Terminus of the Erie Canal across the Hudson in neighboring Cohoes in 1825. Birdseye perspectives were widely popular during the nineteenth century. They bore a distinctive aesthetic and unique style that is immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present.
Though Beck & Pauli were a smaller lithographic print producer, their illustrations have a signature attention to detail and ornate artistic flourished distinguish their productions from some of the larger producers of panoramic maps during this period. This authentic piece of American cartographical history shows one of America’s most historical regions with remarkable clarity.
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.