- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1898 Derby Shelton & East Derby Connecticut Map Art. 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 1898 Derby Shelton & East Derby Map of Connecticut. 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.
First settled in 1642, some eight miles west of New Haven, Derby Connecticut has a rich history and had grown significantly by the time of this map’s publication. Derby is located at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers which spurred the construction of early mills and textile factories. Throughout the nineteenth century, the city’s manufacturing industry grew and attracted immigrants from Europe and Great Britain. These immigrants established numerous neighborhoods and communities based along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. By the late 1800s, the region had become known for silver products and was the site of the first electric trolley in the United States.
Produced and published by the Landis & Hughes lithography company based in New York City, this stunning depiction of the region captures a unique moment as the nation neared the turn of the century. Birds eye perspectives were widely popular during the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They served as marketing materials to entice residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic buildings, religious and educational institutions, as well as cultural and economic opportunities. Panoramic maps bear a signature style and unique aesthetic that is immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present.
This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history from one of the most transformative eras in the nation’s history. This was a period of significant prosperity and cultural evolution that would shape society for the following decades.
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.