- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1888 Evansville Indiana 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 1888 Evansville Map of Vanderburgh County Indiana. 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 Henry Wellge, this birds-eye perspective shows Evansville in a period of significant transformation as the nation neared the turn of the century. Initially settled by French fur trappers, Evansville lies on the banks of the iconic Ohio River, which allowed the city to expand and grow throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The greatest population expansion occurred following the conclusion of the Civil War as residents flocked to the city as steamboat traffic spurred a thriving trade industry. With the completion of a railroad bridge across the Ohio River, Evansville became an essential economic hub for the region.
The city attracted immigrants from Germany, Scotland, Ireland, and business people from New England eager to establish manufacturing plants and mills powered by the river access. These communities were formed around cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. Evansville is the third-largest city in Indiana and bears a distinct culture that reflects the numerous waves of immigration and settlement. Wellge was among six American cartographers who are responsible for creating more than half of all bird-eye perspectives in existence. His unique style is characterized by clean lines, artistic flourishes, and keen attention to detail.
Its central location and proximity to the Ohio River made it a popular hub throughout the latter portions of the nineteenth century. This map bears a distinctive aesthetic that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present in this 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 reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.