- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1903 Middlesex Fells 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 1903 Middlesex Fells Map of Massachusetts State. 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 uniquely detailed birds-eye perspective depicts one of greater Boston's most iconic nature reserves a decade after being donated to the city for preservation as a memorial to Virginia Tudor. The reserve had been explored since 1634 and had been used for harvesting timber, granite, and as a water supply for centuries. The numerous rivers and lakes also fueled a thriving milling industry during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which brought significant economic expansion to the greater Boston region. Remnants of these early mills remain in the area and are visible in the Spot Pond Archeological District. These mills produced some of the earliest forms of vulcanized rubber and spurred the population boom in the region.
Produced by the George H. Walker Company, this map is a genuine piece of cartographical history and a prime example of the bird's eye perspective style, which was popular from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1920s with the advent of aerial photography. Walker is the maternal grandfather and great grandfather of two American Presidents, and his legacy and involvement in shaping the culture of the Northeast during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries cannot be underestimated.
The distinctive style and unique aesthetic make this depiction immediately recognizable and transport the viewer back in time. This authentic piece of cartographical history creates an indelible bond between the past and present. Birdseye perspectives were displayed by residents and merchants alike in a show of civic pride and featured notable features and buildings.
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.