- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1883 Duluth City Minnesota 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 1883 Duluth MN Map Poster. 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 region first experienced European exploration and settlement beginning in the seventeenth century, with fur trappers looking to supply Europe's demand for beaver fur. These trappers traded with indigenous populations and established small camps that would grow into towns and cities over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Duluth became a critically important city known for its cargo shipping abilities due to its location on Lake Superior. The first official business was established in Duluth in 1808 with the American Fur Company, which German-born immigrant George Astor founded. The region attracted thousands of immigrants looking for economic opportunities in copper and iron ore mining.
Produced and published by Henry Wellge, who was among one of the most prolific mapmakers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is responsible for creating half of all bird's eye perspectives in the Library of Congress, along with five other publishers. Wellge's works bear a distinctive style and classic aesthetic that was designed to attract residents and merchants alike by featuring local businesses and civic features. Panoramic maps were created as marketing materials to attract residents. By the 1880s, Duluth was growing rapidly as advances in transportation allowed access to the North and West following the conclusion of the American Civil War.
Bird's eye perspectives were not limited by the need to be used for navigation and immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. They are distinctive pieces of American cartographical history and culture.