- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1889 Orange County 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 1889 Orange County CA Map. 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 only two years following the discovery of gold in the Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County was experiencing a boom in population and economic growth. This was spurred by settlers flocking in on the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads. This map was also published the same year that the county gained a referendum to be renamed and secede from Los Angeles County. Produced by prominent Civil Engineer and resident Colonel Solomon H. Finley, this map’s minimal aesthetic and unique style are a prime example of civic cartography for the era. Characterized by bold colors in contrast and crisp stark lines, these depictions are remarkable pieces of nineteenth-century American history.
Finley would go on to become an important political figure in the county during the early parts of the twentieth century and eventually became mayor. Finley also negotiated the land acquisition deal that would eventually also for the establishment of modern-day Huntington Beach. The region would experience significant growth in 1904 following the completion of the Pacific Electric Railway, which would expand economic opportunities across Southern California. The region retained a thriving agricultural economy throughout the early twentieth century. Following the conclusion of World War II, the region experienced an economic transformation and became a center for the thriving aerospace industry.
Nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles, Orange County became the quintessential picture of Southern California. This map hearkens to a different time, and its indelible style immediately transports the viewer back in time, an authentic piece of cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.