1892 Norfolk Virginia Map Poster - Norfolk VA Map Poster - History Map of Norfolk Wall Art - Old Norfolk VA Map
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1892 Norfolk Virginia 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 1892 Norfolk Virginia Map Wall Art. 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.
One of the oldest and most historic cities in the United States, Norfolk bears a rich history and distinctive culture that has been developing since the late seventeenth century. The city suffered extensive damage during the American Revolution after being shelled for more than eight hours by Lord Dunmore’s fleet, with more than two-thirds of the town was destroyed. Patriotic forces would then destroy the remaining buildings in a strategic maneuver with the walls of the Saint Paul Episcopal Church the only structure left standing. The city would later be captured by Union forces during the American Civil War, though the invasion did not result in any damage or battle.
By 1892 Norfolk’s ports were thriving, and the city was experiencing a significant expansion in population and growth as the nation enjoyed great prosperity during the Gilded Age. Its geographic location at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay made it a valuable trade hub for exporting tobacco to major ports in the Northeast and Europe, while the establishment of rail lines increased access. This stunning depiction produced by Henry Wellge captures a transformative moment in the city’s rich history. Wellge was prolific during his career, and his panoramic maps bear a signature style and characteristics.
This map is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating a bond between the past and present. As the turn of the century neared, Norfolk had become an economic driver cultural center for the entire region.
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.
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and photo reproductions from throughout the
world and antiquity that create a unique link
between past and present. Our prints enhance
any home and office and also make the perfect gift.