- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1883 Map of Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railroad System. 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 1883 Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railroad System Wall Art. 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.
The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fé Railroad system was first chartered in 1859 as settlements across the American West increased the need for an efficient solution to the vast expanses that characterized the landscape. By 1873 the line had reached the Kansas and Colorado border, and by 1883 the railroad had become a primary freight provider across the West. Despite being chartered to service Santa Fe, the original line bypassed the city until a branch line was completed in Lamy, eighteen miles to the South, in 1880. The line became an iconic route during the early parts of the twentieth century and was known for its passenger service and was one of the first to operate dining cars with full-service food offerings.
This stunning depiction captures the rail line in a period of significant and historical transformation as the nation developed and settled in the harsh environments across the Southwest. Mountainous terrain the sheer size of the region made traversing the area challenging with the transportation methods of the time. Atchison’s location on the Missouri River made it an ideal starting point for passengers and goods alike en route to the West. Though New Mexico would not be admitted to the Union until it achieved statehood in 1912, Santa Fe remained a thriving city and became the Capital.
This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history with a unique aesthetic and distinctive style. Railroad maps were both practical as guides and marketing materials during the nineteenth century.
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.