- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1895 Houston 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 1895 Houston Poster of Texas 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.
This unique depiction of Texas' largest and the fourth largest city in the United States shows it in a period of significant growth and transformation. As the city’s economy boomed due to the vast reserves of oil being pumped in East Texas, its culture flourished as the nation raced toward the turn of the century. Houston was first settled in 1837 at the junction of Buffalo and White Oak bayous and had grown tremendously by the end of the nineteenth century. The population had reached nearly sixty-thousand by 1900, and numerous economic drivers spurred the population from importing and exporting to manufacturing and oil field administration.
Access had been increased with the completion of numerous railroads making Houston the first major hub in the American south in the years preceding the Civil War. In 1891 electric streetcars replaced mule-driven wagons as the primary source of transportation throughout the city’s downtown and burgeoning suburbs. This land use map shows the city becoming a modern icon of America synonymous with Texas' cultural identity.
This depiction's unique aesthetic and signature style immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. Texas was readmitted to the Union in 1870 following the conclusion of the Civil War and had experienced no battles in the city during the conflict. This is an authentic piece of American and Texan cartographical history, and was produced by noted Houston-based surveyors Whitty and Stott and published by EB Noll.
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.