- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1887 Map of Austin Texas 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 1887 Austin TX Poster Print. 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.
Published in 1892 by the prominent and prolific Augustus Koch, this bird's eye perspective of Austin, TX depicts the city in a period of significant transition and growth as it neared the turn of the century. Koch's career spanned thirty years, and his engravings were among the most popular of the era, known for their intricate details and distinctive style. Koch produced more than one hundred illustrations and traveled extensively throughout the United States, creating these works. One of only three cities ever depicted twice by Koch, this is a unique piece of work within his canon.
Reconstruction following the conclusion of the Civil War had transformed the city, and construction of The University of Texas had begun in 1882; and the city had been designated the capital of Texas in 1872 with construction of the State Capital starting in 1888. This bird's eye perspective's unique aesthetic immediately transforms the viewer back in time.
Construction of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River began in 1893, designed to lure manufacturers and businesses by promising affordable hydroelectric energy. The Dam would later be featured on the cover of Scientific American. Ultimately the Dam would collapse after heavy spring rains in 1900. The late nineteenth century saw the city transforming from wagon pulled carriages to electric streetcars and streetlights and hurtling towards the twentieth century. This distinctive illustration shows Austin after it had nearly doubled inside in the late nineteenth century and is a genuine piece of American cartographical 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.