- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1884 San Francisco Map Print. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1884 San Francisco City Map Poster. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Published in 1884, this depiction of pre gold rush San Francisco, then Yerba Buena, portrays the city in the year that it became a part of the United States following the conclusion of the Mexican-American War. This iconic city was a sleepy port that had been under Mexican control but was about to experience one of the most significant booms in American History, which would forever transform the culture and landscape of the region. The gold rush started in 1848 with James Marshall’s discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill. It brought approximately 300,000 eager prospectors looking to make their fortune in the rich hills surrounding San Francisco. This population boom expanded agricultural interests and cattle ranching throughout the state to meet the demands of these transplants.
San Francisco had a population of 200 in 1846, and this depiction illustrates the sleepy hamlet in a serenity that it would never again experience. The construction of roads, schools, churches, and mining equipment merchants sprung up nearly overnight. With no established system for maintaining property claims, prospectors staked claims and sought riches.
This bird’s eye perspective would have been produced as a relic to remind residents of their History and what the city had once looked like before the distinctive cable cars and victorian architecture created the aesthetic of late-twentieth-century San Francisco. The 1880s were a time of great prosperity for the city and found civic leaders laying plans for what would later become Golden Gate Park.
Our ready-to-hang wall art are printed and framed in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.