- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1884 Winnipeg Canada Wall 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 Winnipeg Map of Canada 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 largest city and capital of Manitoba, Winnipeg, has a rich history and distinct culture influenced by the early French trappers who settled in the region in the eighteenth century. Located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, Winnipeg was a hub for trading for centuries and became known as the "Gateway to the West." The arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881 further expanded access, and immigrants from across Western Europe flocked to the city to find welcoming communities based on cultural traditions. Winnipeg was first incorporated in 1873 and experienced a dramatic growth in population during the latter portions of the eighteenth and early parts of the twentieth century.
In 1881 a boom in commercial development occurred that brought more residents and made the city an important economic center for the region in the following decades. Because of its role as a transportation hub Winnipeg developed a thriving wholesaling industry in the late nineteenth century that remains to this day. Winnipeg also developed a flourishing grain trade that was spurred by the vast fields surrounding the city and the seasonal climate, and settlers from Europe brought their farming techniques and skills during the preceding century.
Bird's eye perspectives were widely popular during the eighteenth century and bear a distinctive aesthetic and unique style that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating a link between the past and present. This detailed piece of Canadian cartographical history depicts Winnipeg's significant growth during the eighteenth century.