- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1885 New Orleans Vintage 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 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 Vintage Map of New Orleans. 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.
One of the most iconic American cities, New Orleans' rich history and unique geographic location shaped it into a widely diverse, prosperous, and critical part of the American West's founding. Initially founded in 1718 under French control, New Orleans's proximity to the Mississippi River made it one of the most strategic point for both military and trade as a route into the middle of North America. At the time of this map's publication, New Orleans had become a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a culture distinctly its own. The Union's capture of the port two decades prior in the Civil War marked a turning point in the war allowing the Union to control the flow of goods and munitions and effectively cut off Confederate supplies from entering the region.
Produced by the prolific New York based printmaking company, Currier and Ives, this bird's eye perspective bears a unique aesthetic and distinguished characteristic that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. These perspectives were produced as marketing materials to entice industrialists and workers alike. Local merchants and residents would also display them in a show of civic pride. Because they weren't required to contain technical information, they were produced with greater artistic detail and embellishment.
Because New Orleans had been occupied by Union forces early in the Civil War, it was sparred much of the damage the rest of the American South endured. The preservation of the cities iconic architecture allowed it to thrive to this day.
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.