- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1895 Wharton County Texas 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 Poster Map of Texas. 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.
Produced and published by the August Gast Banknote and Lithograph Company, this aesthetically minimal depiction of Wharton County, Texas, shows the property ownership and metes and bounds for the county as the nation neared the turn of the twentieth century. The company was founded by master lithographer Leopold Gast; their legacy endures to this day, still creating some of the most historic works sought out among cartographic collectors. Wharton County is located to the southwest of Houston and remains driven by a predominantly agricultural economy.
Divided nearly in half by the Colorado River, most early settlers established homesteads on the banks which allowed access to ample building materials and water transportation. Corn, sugar cane, and cotton were the primary export from Wharton County during the nineteenth century, and settlements on the areas open prairie by Western European immigrants became one of the trademarks for the region. Wharton County was officially established in 1846, following the conclusion of the Mexican War and Texas achieving statehood.
Gast's crisp lines, attention to detail, and subtle flourishes make this work immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. This cadastral map allows historians and geologists to develop a scope for a region's land ownership, metes and bounds, population evolution, and how regions transform through decades and centuries. Wharton county's population would nearly triple from 1870 to 1900 as vast numbers of Swedes, Germans, and Czechs settled in the region eager to establish small farms and communities.
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.