- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1896 Idaho Map Poster. 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 1896 Idaho Wall Art Print. 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 in 1896 by prominent and prolific American mapmaker George Franklin Cram, this illustration depicts Idaho six years after achieving statehood and in a period of considerable growth and transition. Cram was the first American cartographer to publish a world atlas, and his works remain some of the most accurate and unique productions from the late 19th century. The population of the state had doubled since achieving statehood, and its economy was transforming.
Idaho had long been a stopping point for eager prospectors headed west in search of fortunes in mining. By the late 19th century, it had seen the establishment of numerous towns and cities enable by the expanding national railroad systems. This map shows the routes and planned lines for the state, which allowed the export of silver, the primary driver of Idaho’s economy at the time. The region had also been defined by the fur trade of the early 19th century, and agriculture also allowed expansion in the state.
The state had been explored during the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 1800s, and French fur traders established many towns in the 1700s. By the time of this publication, Idaho recognized women’s suffrage, and the state was experiencing a massive influx of Irish, German, Basque, African, and Chinese immigrants. The end of the 19th century saw Idaho moving into a more refined and modern era. The distinctive aesthetic of this piece of American cartographical history immediately transports the viewer back in time.
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.