- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1882 Colorado Springs Colorado Map Print. 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 Colorado Springs CO 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.
Produced and published by one of the more prolific birds eye perspective illustrators of the nineteenth century, J.J. Stoner, this stunning depiction of Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas shows the cities in a period of significant growth and transformation. Founded after the Peaks Gold Rush in the late 1850s, the area was being settled by a large influx of English immigrants who established neighborhoods and communities along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. Now, the second-most populous city in Colorado, the city bears a unique culture and served as the territorial Capital during the state's early years.
Birdseye perspectives were widely popular during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and served as marketing materials to promote prominent civic features, religious and educational institutes, and geographic attractions. The arrival of railroads in 1871 opened access and allowed for a population boom and increased tourism due to the region's proximity to Pikes Peak and the Southern Rocky Mountains. Stoner worked closely with Albert Ruger, whose collection was purchased by the Library of Congress in 1941 and contained some of the most prominent panoramic maps of cities across America.
Colorado Springs began annexing the surrounding cities to form a larger municipality in the 1880s and, by the turn of the century, had grown to more than twenty-thousand residents. This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond and link between the past and present.
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.