Published for the Railroad Commissioners office in 1888, this unique map of Alabama would have been vital to interstate trade during the late 19th century. The territory had been split from the Mississippi territory in 1817 and had a robust agricultural economy. The state had experienced a land rush after its inclusion in the United States in the same year as settlers and speculators alike were drawn to the region for its fertile lands and ideal soil conditions. Both industrial and subsistence farming was common throughout Alabama until the end of the 19th century when industrialization brought manufacturing jobs to the state.
The period following the conclusion of the Civil War saw Alabama making strides in establishing better public education systems, and building a more extensive railroad network. The Railroad’s allowed the state’s farmers to export their goods between towns and cities, and to ports in Mobile, the states only saltwater port.
By 1878 Mobile was exporting some nine million dollars in goods annually, and the city had become an icon of the American Gulf Coast. Considered a cultural center, Mobile is known for having one of the oldest Mardi Gras celebrations dating back to the founding of the city as the original capital of Louisiana in 1702. This depiction of Alabama shows the state in a time of significant transition as the nation’s economy shifted from primarily agrarian to more heavily reliant on manufacturing and production. This unique illustration transports the viewer back in time and is truly an authentic 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 of Alabama reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.
- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1888 Map of Alabama . 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 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 Alabama . This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true, accurate piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This 16x24 Inch 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.