- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1884 Butte Montana 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 1884 Butte Montana Wall 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 Henry Wellge, this classic depiction of Butte City shows the city in a period of growth only three decades following its formal establishment. Prospectors and miners had flocked to the region during the 1860s after reserves of gold and silver were found in the nearby hills. Wellge was one of the most prolific American mapmakers and was among six cartographers responsible for creating more than half of the birds eye perspectives illustrated in the United States. This style was widely popular during the middle of the nineteenth century until technological advances in aviation in the early twentieth century allowed for aerial photography.
The city’s geographical location in the Silver Bow Creek Valley, a natural feature that straddles the Continental Divide. Copper mining became the primary economic driver in the late nineteenth century as demand increased across the nation as new technologies and the expansion of electric grids called for tremendous amounts of the metal. Butte City would go on to become the largest producer of Copper by 1910. The vast influx of miners went on to define Butte City’s distinct culture as one of the most iconic towns of the American West. Numerous breweries were established and operated by German immigrants and would remain a notable feature of the city throughout its history.
Wellge’s maps bear a distinguished character and unique style that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. This is a remarkable piece of cartographical history.
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.