1886 Michigan Map - Framed Vintage Map of Michigan - Old State of Michigan Map Print - Vintage Michigan Map Showing Toledo & Ann Arbor Wall Art Poster
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1886 Michigan Map Poster. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift..
A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1886 Michigan Wall Map. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
.PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
This unique piece of Railway history was published in 1886, which marked the end of the third major Railway expansion in Michigan. This wave of construction was spurred on by the passing of legislation gifting the Railroad companies 5 million acres of land, which they could sell to build lines connecting major cities and towns. This allowed trade to boom across the state, allowing easy access to the state’s upper peninsula.
The map details the connections at Toledo, Ann Arbor, and North Michigan, illustrating the connections and providing viewers a glimpse into the era. These hubs supported a thriving iron ore and copper industry form the western part of the state. Published before the final push of Railroad construction in the late 1880s, which saw the network grow from 1000 miles to over 9000 miles by 1890. This last period has been referred to by historians as ‘Michigan’s Railroad mania.’
Ann Arbor saw a surge in population in the mid-1880s sparked by an expanding milling industry the region experienced a massive influx of immigrants from eastern Europe as well as Italy, and Greece. The city is also home to the University of Michigan, which relocated from Detroit in 1837.
These maps were a valuable resource to residents and merchants alike and even included information regarding drainage. The maps also include detailed descriptions of Railroad traffic, which gives the viewer another level of context for what life was like at this time; this is an authentic piece of cartographical and Railroad history.
Our ready-to-hang wall art are printed and framed in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.
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world and antiquity that create a unique link
between past and present. Our prints enhance
any home and office and also make the perfect gift.