- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1889 Framed Map of Washington State 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 1889 Washington State Map Poster. 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.
Published in the same year that Washington gained statehood becoming the 42nd state, and this depiction of Washington shows the state in a time of great transition. Upon entering the Union, Washington found itself in a period of unprecedented prosperity, and Seattle's thriving ports were becoming the primary economic driver, edging out lumber as the primary source of capital in the region.
The Great Fire of Seattle broke out on June 6, 1889, and would forever transform the great cities' architecture, marking a turn from Victorian timber-clad homes to structures constructed with brick, steel, and glass. This transition was just one of many that the city experienced in the late 19th century as it's reputation as a rough and tumble frontier town was waning. It was becoming a progressive and diverse city. The cities population boomed following the fire, and it quickly became the largest in Washington. Located in present-day Pioneer Square, the fire was centralized downtown and destroyed nearly 25 city blocks.
Produced by noted American cartographer, and civil engineer W.H. Galvani for the prolific JK Gill map company, this is truly an authentic piece of cartographical history. As the country neared the turn of the century, manufacturing was becoming one of the primary industries. With cosmopolitan Seattle leading the charge, much of the eastern portion of the state remained dedicated to agricultural and mining efforts. These maps are glimpses into life in the late 19th century and allow historians to develop a sense of life at the time.
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.