- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1882 Santa Fe New Mexico Map. 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 1882 Santa Fe Wall Map of New Mexico. 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 one of the most prolific cartographers of the form, Henry Wellge, this stunning depiction of Santa Fe shows the iconic city in a period of significant transformation and growth. Wellge's distinctive style and ornate flourishes are immediately recognizable, transporting the viewer back in time creating an indelible bond between the past and present. Wellge was among a group of cartographers responsible for producing more than half of the panoramic maps of towns and cities across the United States. These unique maps were created to promote economic opportunities, prominent civic buildings, and natural attractions.
Spanish explorers first settled in Santa Fe as early as the sixteenth century and would control much of the region until the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846. Following the conclusion of the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ceded the land to the United States, though it would remain a territory until achieving statehood in 1914. Upon becoming an official American state, Santa Fe was named the Capital of New Mexico. This map was published two years after Santa Fe was given rail access via a branch line to Lamy, New Mexico, some eighteen miles to the South.
This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that captures this jewel of the Southwest in a period of significant economic, cultural, and political transformation, and the nation neared the turn of the twentieth century. The late nineteenth century saw Santa Fe becoming a modern city and gateway to the West.
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.