- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1893 Jamaica Map Canvas Art. 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 Kingston Jamaica 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.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. 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. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
While Jamaica was still under British rule, this depiction of the Caribbean island shows it in a period of transition and growth spurred by international demand for sugarcane, the island's primary export. The Capital had been moved from Spanish Town to Kingston in 1872, and this map was published with incredible detail from roadways to proposed railroad lines. This map was produced by noted British cartographer Colin Liddell whose work was known for its extensive attention to detail and accuracy.
The island's importance as a trading outpost and gateway to the America's had long been established since Columbus' arrival in 1494. England invaded Jamaica in 1655 to take control from Spanish colonizers. Britain would retain control of Jamaica until it was granted independence from the crown in 1962. The late nineteenth century saw Jamaica working to transition into modernity, and its towns and ports were bustling as trade between the island nations of the Caribbean and Europe expanded.
An earthquake struck the island in 1907 that caused extensive damage and destruction following fires that erupted after the initial shock. Rebuilding took years, and the event was a turning point for the island as it transitioned into the twentieth century. Jamaica's distinct culture is known internationally, and it was an important trading hub and agricultural producer for the America's throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This stunning, detailed depiction of the island immediately takes the viewer back in time and is a rare piece of cartographical history.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made 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.