- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1890 Honesdale Pennsylvania Map. 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 1890 Honesdale PA 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.
Following the discovery of anthracite coal in the early 1800s, Honesdale became home to the Delaware and Hudson Canal, which was used to transport the valuable fuel to significant markets in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston via Kingston, New York. The canal provided a significant economic boost to the region and attracted industrialists and immigrants to the region eager for work in the growing mines. Honesdale is also considered the Birthplace of American Railroading, and the first commercial steam engine ran in 1829. The Lackawaxen River flows through the historic downtown and remains an enduring attraction for recreational activities.
Produced and published by Thaddeus Mortimer, this birds-eye perspective bears a distinctive aesthetic and classic style. Panoramic maps were widely popular during the mid nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and served as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike. Mortimer was among the most prolific producers of this style and is among six cartographers responsible for the creation of more than half of all birds-eye perspectives in the United States. Honesdale’s signature Victorian architecture remains an iconic feature of the city and includes historically significant buildings, churches, and homes. The Irving Cliff rises above the town and provides a full view of the surrounding valleys.
This authentic piece of American cartographical history depicts Honesdale in a period of significant transformation as the nation enjoyed considerable prosperity during the so-called Gilded Age. Birdseye perspectives immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating a bond between 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 print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.