- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1886 Detroit Michigan 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 Detroit City Poster. 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 Detroit-based Calvert Lithographing Company, this unique depiction of Detroit shows it in a period of significant growth, transformation, and prosperity. The company was founded in 1863 and would remain a trusted leader in mapmaking for more than a century. Located on the North bank of the Detroit River, the iconic city of the Midwest was a significant economic driver for Southeastern Michigan and, by the late nineteenth century, had attracted immigrants from across Europe and America eager to work in numerous thriving industries. As a major port, Detroit became a gateway for the flow of goods into the Great Lakes and connected the system to one of the four major straights via the Lawrence Seaway.
As the second-largest city and economy in the Midwest, Detroit’s distinctive culture was shaped throughout the nineteenth century by its importance as a major economic hub and would come to be known for its contributions in art, music, culture, and the automobile industry. The so-called Motor City is connected via tunnel and rail to its neighboring city Windsor, Ontario.
During the early part of the twentieth century, the Detroit Port became the busiest hub in the world, with more than sixty-five million tons of shipping commerce passing through the city. In the 1880s and 1890s, Detroit became known as the Paris of the West and is well known for its distinctive architecture, grand avenues, and electric lighting. This is truly an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
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.