- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1885 Madison Wisconsin Map. 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 1885 Madison WI 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.
This depiction of Wisconsin's state capital Madison shows the iconic northern city in a period of significant growth, transformation, and economic prosperity as the nation nears the close of the nineteenth century. Named after the fourth President James Madison, the city was established in 1836 and was chosen for its geographic location halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay. Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, and Madison remained the capital. Greater access and expansion occurred in 1854 with the completion of the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad.
This birds-eye perspective was created and published by the prolific American lithographer Henry Wellge, one of five producers responsible for more than half of all such illustrations in the Library of Congress. Wellge's unique style and distinctive aesthetic immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. Birdseye perspectives were created as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike, and by 1885, Madison had developed diverse neighborhoods established along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. During the Civil War, Madison was home to Wisconsin's Union forces and the so-called "Union Corners" was the last tavern before troops started their journey south.
Located on an isthmus and surrounded by four lakes, the unique geography and topography of the city have shaped a culture based around shipping, importing and exporting, and attracted immigrants from throughout Ireland, Germany, and Western Europe. As the country seat and state capital Madison has long been Wisconsin's political and educational center.
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.