- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1888 Map of Alabama. 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 1888 Alabama State Map. 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 16x24) 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 for the Railroad Commissioners office in 1881, 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 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.