- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1892 Wauwatosa Wisconsin 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 1892 Wauwatosa City Wisconsin 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.
First settled in 1835, Wauwatosa became a critical overland link between the fertile farmlands of the Menomonee Valley and the Port of Milwaukee. Originally called Hart’s Mill after the first settler Charles Hart, the town of Wauwatosa was officially established in 1840. It is located due west of Milwaukee, making it part of the Milwaukee metropolitan region, and in 1851 the city became home to the western terminus of Wisconsin’s first railroad. Though the town and surrounding area would remain largely agrarian during the nineteenth century, its expansion as an industrial manufacturing hub would grow as the nation neared the turn of the twentieth century.
Panoramic maps were created as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic features, educational institutions, and economic features. They were widely popular during the mid-nineteenth century and early parts of the twentieth century until technological advances in aviation and photography allowed for aerial photography. These maps are historically significant representations that capture cities in transformative moments throughout history. This birds eye perspective bears a signature style for the time and classic aesthetic that transports the viewer back in time.
This map was published in the same year that the village was officially incorporated. The city’s classic Victorian architecture remains an enduring part of its distinct culture, and historic homes and businesses remain to this day. This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that creates an indelible bond between the past and present with stunning 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 vintage map makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.