- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1887 Duluth Minnesota Perspective Map Poster. 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 1887 Duluth Minnesota Map. 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.
French fur trappers first settled in Duluth during the seventeenth century. The area was established mainly by immigrants from Scandinavia and Western Europe who founded neighborhoods and communities along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. Published during a period of considerable growth and development, this bird's eye perspective of Duluth depicts the city when large numbers of immigrants were flocking to the town for economic opportunities in iron and copper mining as well as the flourishing port, which provided a valuable resource for residents across the North and Midwest. The late nineteenth century saw the area expand and grow into a flourishing metropolitan area with Superior, WI.
Produced and published by German-born artist and lithographer Henry Wellge, this bird's eye perspective bears a unique style and distinctive aesthetic that immediately transports the viewer back in time. Bird's eye perspectives were among the most popular marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike by featuring prominent civic features and economic opportunities. Wellge was among five cartographers who produced more than half of all of the panoramic maps found in the Library of Congress. His classic depictions remain some of the most iconic scenes and illustrate the growth and evolution of American culture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The Port of Duluth is the furthest inland port that can accommodate ocean-going vessels and is still one of the busiest in the United States. The region's unique history is captured here with considerable detail providing a link to the past.