- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1891 Seattle Map Poster. Our museum quality maps 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 Seattle Map Poster. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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.
Originally published two years after the Great Fire of 1889, in which 29 city blocks were destroyed, this hand-drawn panoramic view of Seattle and its surrounding towns is an enduring portrait of a time of significant change for the city. The Gold Rush had yet to start, and rebuilding the city allowed it to usher in a new era of modernity. One of the first US states to grant women’s suffrage, Seattle, was widely civilized at this time. The period from 1880 to 1890 saw an explosion of growth, and view makers would produce these drawings for citizens and businesses to proudly display. The Great Fire caused the city to change it’s building codes, and re-construction was swift atop the former city center Pioneer Square. These new codes required the use of brick and mortar instead of timber and are a significant factor in giving Seattle its aesthetic.
Drawn by Augustus Koch eighteen months after the Great Fire, this depiction presents neighborhoods and prominent businesses linking the viewer back to a time when the thriving ports and timber industry were rapidly expanding Seattle’s cultural identity. This population boom propelled Seattle to become the most populous state in Washington and the hub for the Great Northern Railroad as well as the county seat.
These perspective drawings were for display and not to scale, advertising points of interest instead of cartographical information. These unique representations serve as a window to the past and the rich history of the city and its surrounding neighborhoods.
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 print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.