- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1888 Davenport Iowa 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 1888 Map of Davenport Ia. 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.
Illustrated by one of the most prolific birds-eye perspective artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Henry Wellge, this map bears a distinctive aesthetic and unique style. Located on the eastern border of the state and banks of the Mississippi River, Davenport marks the halfway point between Des Moines and Chicago. In the eighteenth century, the region was settled by French immigrants. Following the conclusion of the Seven Years War, France ceded its land east of the Mississippi to Great Britain. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 put the area under United States control. It marked the beginning of a period of significant transformation and growth.
As rail lines, steamboats, and the Rock Island Bridge allowed commerce with Chicago; Davenport experienced a period of economic prosperity during the eighteenth century. During the American Civil War, Davenport was home to five military encampments which housed Union Troops. Wellge’s signature style is depicted here in a classic fashion, with bustling waterways, unique flourishes, and significant attention to detail. Davenport is home to many neighborhoods which date back as far as the 1840s, and the city is known for its iconic Queen Anne-style architecture. Its proximity to the Mississippi River further shaped the city’s economic and cultural development.
In the 1870s, scores of German immigrants arrived in Davenport seeking work in the thriving milling and manufacturing industries. This depiction is immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present, a true piece of 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.