- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1891 Salt Lake City Utah 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 1891 Salt Lake City Map of Utah. 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 and published by one of the most prolific illustrators of panoramic maps, Henry Wellge, this stunning depiction of Salt Lake City shows the iconic western state in a period of significant transformation. Wellge’s unique style was widely popular during the latter nineteenth and early twentieth century. Birdseye perspectives served as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike. They featured prominent civic, economic, and geographic features. These illustrations bear a distinctive style that is immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time. Wellge was one of six cartographers responsible for more than half of all American birds-eye perspectives.
The cities settlement began in 1847 with the arrival of the Latter Day Saints. The original settlers attempted to form a recognized nation. However, the United States did not comply and established the Territory of Utah in 1850, which was considerably smaller in size. At the time of this map’s publication, Utah was still not formally recognized by the United States, though it would achieve statehood in 1896 and establish Salt Lake City as its Capital. The city experienced a period of growth in the late nineteenth century when it was connected to the Transcontinental Railroad, which expanded access.
This growth was marked by the establishment of diverse communities throughout the city based on cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. Birdseye perspectives are historically significant representations of cartography, society, and technological advances during the 1800s. Wellge’s maps are distinguished by their detail and artistic flourishes.
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 makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.