- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1886 San Jose 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 1886 Map of San Jose Wall Art. 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 by prolific lithography house Britton & Rey and published by prominent local businessman and real estate agent James A. Clayton this unique landowner map offers a window to the iconic cities history. Britton & Rey's distinctive style is a prime example of the lithography techniques employed in the late nineteenth century. Published ten years prior to his death, Clayton was a well-known resident who had come to the region during the Gold Rush.
In 1850 San Jose became the first incorporated city in California following the state's admission into the Union in September of the same year. Mexico ceded the land to the United States in the Treaty of Hidalgo in 1848 following the conclusion of the Mexican-American War. San Jose became the first state capital and was known as a hub for innovation and technology. In the early parts of the twentieth century, San Jose was home to a thriving economy spurred on by advancements in aviation. The local economy had remained primarily agricultural, though on a large scale, not individual plots of land, and improvements in canning and food preservation attracted immigrants from Southeast Asia as well as Ireland and Western Europe.
By the latter portions of the nineteenth century, the Santa Clara Valley was among the world's most productive agricultural areas. This map contains interesting historical details and includes land ownership records. Its crisp, distinctive style and unique aesthetic immediately 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.