- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1884 Montpelier Vermont Map. Our museum quality maps 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 the 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 Montpelier Vermont Vintage Map. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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 the noted American mapmaking George Herbert Walker & Co, this artistically detailed and embellished bird's eye perspective of Vermont's State Capital shows the iconic city in a period of significant growth and transformation. Originally chartered in 1781, Montpelier was permanently settled in 1787 and by 1884 was one of the more cosmopolitan cities of the Northeast, and had established a water-driven hydro system which powered a series of electric streetlights.
Bird's eye perspectives were used as marketing materials to attract residents, workers, and industrialists alike and featured prominent civic buildings, notable residents, and other local attractions. Merchants would often display these perspectives in a show of civic pride. These illustrations were among the most popular from the late nineteenth century and would remain so until the 1920s. Walker was among the most successful industrialists of the era and was grandfather and great grandfather to the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the United States, respectively.
Montpelier's economy steadily grew during the nineteenth century and was spurred on by a thriving manufacturing industry that expanded as rail lines were established in the region. Mills provided another robust economy that was facilitated by the numerous creeks and rivers in the area. Many of the features illustrated in this perspective exist to this day, and this perspective's unique style and distinctive aesthetic immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible link between the past and present. This detailed map is truly an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.