- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1891 Missoula Montana 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 1891 Missoula Montana Wall 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.
While the region has been inhabited for thousands of years, the first European settlements in the area began in the early 1850s with the establishment of a trading post on Rattlesnake Creek by William T. Hamilton. The city would continue growing throughout the following two centuries and is now the second-largest city in Montana behind Billings. A thriving milling and lumber industry attracted immigrants from across Northern Europe, and the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1883 spurred increased population growth, prosperity, and development. Two years after this publication, Missoula was chosen as the site for Montana’s first State University, which remains a prominent institution of higher education.
Logging remained the primary economic driver throughout the twentieth century as demand for construction materials increased in major markets on the West Coast and the Midwest with the increase in industrialization. Missoula is one of the most iconic cities in Montana and has helped shape the region’s economic, cultural, and political climate. Its geographic location at the confluence of the Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers and the convergence of five mountains led to it coming to be known as the Hub of Five Valleys.
This birds-eye perspective depicts the city in a period of significant prosperity and growth. These illustrations were widely popular during the nineteenth century and served as marketing materials to feature prominent civic features in efforts to attract residents and merchants alike. This is an authentic piece of Western American cartographical history with a distinctive aesthetic.
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.