- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1887 Macon Georgia 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 the 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 Macon GA Poster. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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 prolific American mapmaker Henry Wellge, this stunning depiction of Macon, Georgia, shows the state in a period of transformative growth. After suffering widespread devastation at Union General Sherman's hands in 1864, Macon had become a transportation hub and primary marketplace for central Georgia by the end of the nineteenth century. As the nation raced towards the twentieth century, Macon became a prominent figure in Southern culture and traditions and a true icon of the American South. Wellge was among five American lithographers responsible for producing more than half of all birds-eye perspectives.
These illustrations were wildly popular from the late nineteenth-century through the 1920s. Because they were not produced for technical use, these perspectives bore more artistic flourishes and embellishments. They featured prominent civic buildings, notable residences, and other regional attractions. Bird-eye perspectives were used to market cities to industrialists and workers alike. Similarly, local merchants and residents would display them in a show of civic pride.
As Macon grew and expanded towards the end of the nineteenth-century, it became a cultural center. Its proximity to the Ocmulgee River spurred on a thriving economy based on milling, shipping, and manufacturing industries. As Western European immigrants came to the region for work, they established communities based on cultural lines, many of which exist today. In 1895 The New York Times dubbed Macon "The Central City" due to its transportation and textile warehousing role. 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. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.