- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1893 Jacksonville Florida Map. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1893 Jacksonville FL Map. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Published by the prominent and prolific Augustus Koch, this bird's eye perspective of Jacksonville, Fl depicts the city in a period of significant transition and growth as it neared the turn of the century. Koch's career spanned thirty years, and his engravings were among the most popular of the era, known for their intricate details and distinctive style. Koch produced more than one hundred illustrations and traveled extensively throughout the United States, creating these works.
By the late nineteenth century, Jacksonville had started major development spurred on by flocks of tourists trying to escape Northern winters. Numerous resorts opened to house the rich and famous during the so-called Gilded Age. The Subtropical Exposition held in 1888 was Florida's world's fair and drew the attendance of president Grover Cleveland. This attracted further public attention to the city and expanded tourist numbers.
Jacksonville became an important United States Naval stronghold during the Spanish-American war in 1898. The war, which lasted nearly four months, had US Gunships coming in and out of Jacksonville's ports as they sailed south to Cuba. The city would become an essential military station in the 1940s with the establishment of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Its geographic position near the Georgia border earned it the title "Gateway to Florida" in the 1920s as railroad passengers traveled through to reach the southernmost reaches of the state. This bird's eye perspective immediately transports the viewer back in time and is truly a piece of cartographical history.
Our ready-to-hang wall art are printed and framed in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.