- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1886 Waco Texas 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 1886 City of Waco Map of Texas. 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.
Produced and published by one of the most prolific lithographers and cartographers go the nineteenth century, Henry Wellge, this birds-eye perspective of Waco depicts the iconic city in a period of significant transformation. Wellge is among five American mapmakers responsible for more than half of all panoramic views produced. These illustrations were widely popular from the middle of the 1800s until advances in aviation and photography became the norm. These maps bear a distinctive style and unique aesthetic which is immediately recognizable. They were used to promote prominent civic features, notable geographical assets and attract residents and merchants alike.
Baylor University merged with the Waco University in 1866 and shaped the city’s cultural and political growth for the next century. By the latter portion of the nineteenth century, Waco was an important agricultural center for Texas and had become known as a leading producer of cotton for export to major markets in the Northeast and Europe. This illustration includes the cities notable suspension bridge over the Brazos River, which was completed in1870. The bridge expanded the local economy significantly and spurred growth in the downtown area.
Waco was settled by European immigrants starting in the 1820s and had grown to more than fifteen thousand residents by the 1880s. This growth was primarily spurred by the installation of extensive rail lines in the region. This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present.
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.