- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1888 Washington State Map Poster . 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 Framed Map of Washington Wall Art. 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 18x24) 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.
This depiction of Washington State was published only one year before the state joined the Union and stands as a testament to the remote outpost that was booming as railways allowed the port in Seattle to distribute goods throughout the country. Each railroad is distinguished by a unique color and named, respectively. The completion of these railroad hubs cannot be underestimated, and their importance for the economy of the region.
Produced by prolific American mapmaker George Cram, the unique aesthetic displayed here immediately transports the viewer back in time and is truly an authentic piece of cartographical history. Cram, who had served in the Union during the Civil War, produced many of these types of maps but became best known when he became the first American mapmaker to create a World Atlas in 1901.
Lumber, mining, and agriculture were the primary economic drivers for the state in the late 20th century, and by 1888 Seattle’s ports were thriving. This shift in the economy would continue, and eventually, Seattle would surpass Portland as the largest port in the Northwest.
With the Yukon Gold Rush in 1893, Seattle had become the last stop for eager miners before heading into the rugged terrain of the Yukon Mountains seeking fortune. As such, Seattle developed a thriving merchant class and emerged prosperously. This map was produced one year before the Great Seattle Fire, which ravaged the downtown and called for changes to building codes, which led the city to adopt distinctive steel and glass architecture.
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.