1888 California Map Poster - Old Map of California Wall Art - State of CA History Map with Area Temperature Soil Poster
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1888 California 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 California State Map Poster. 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.
This map was published during a period of significant prosperity in California spurred by thriving ports, profitable mining operations, and vast agricultural production. The completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869 expanded access and caused another population boom as immigrants, and other Americans flocked to the region. As part of the Compromise of 1850, California became a free state and was admitted into the Union. During the American Civil War, California shipped gold east in support of Union troops though no military regiments engaged in combat during the conflict. San Francisco and Los Angeles were growing rapidly as their international ports exported numerous goods to thriving markets globally while importing exotic goods from Asia and South America.
The Gold Rush during the middle portions of the nineteenth century had shaped the cultural and political landscape throughout the State and drawn eager immigrants from China and Japan, which established numerous communities along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. This distinctive map bears a unique aesthetic and contains twenty vignettes that serve to promote the State's numerous natural features. Little is known of this map's illustrator, though Johnstone did also produce a climatic map of California published in the same year.
Because this map was not produced for geographic reference, it served to attract residents and merchants alike, and it remains an important part of American cartographical history. The distinctive aesthetic immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating a remarkably indelible bond between the past and present.
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.
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