- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1885 Brooklyn Bridge Map. 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 1885 Brooklyn Bridge Wall Art. 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.
Officially renamed the Brooklyn Bridge in 1915, this depiction produced by Currier & Ives was published only two years after construction was completed. Opened on May 24, 1883, this was the first fixed crossing across the East River and would become a true icon of not only New York City, but the United States. Currier & Ives were prolific producers of these birds' eye perspectives, which served as a vehicle for residents and merchants alike to display their civic pride.
This was the world's first major steel-wire suspension bridge, and it's immediately recognizable Neo-gothic stone towers have been featured in art and literature since its opening. The bridge was a feat of civil engineering of the time and would lay the groundwork for other iconic suspension bridges, including the Golden Gate.
Traffic across the bridge was robust and more than a million people crossed in the first six months alone, with this number increasing to 17 million in the year this map was published. The distinctive aesthetic of this map immediately transports the viewer back in time and is a truly authentic piece of cartographical history.
The Statue of Liberty that greeted the throngs of immigrants stands proudly in the background, and many notable places are indexed on the map. The panorama illustrates the bustling bay and shows the transition from traditional sailing vessels to steamships. By connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, the city was nearing consolidation and becoming what would be recognizable today.
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.