- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1906 Philippines Map. Our museum quality maps 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 1906 Philippines Artwork. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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 by prominent New York-based publisher L.L. Poates Engineering Company, this distinctive map depicts the Philippines in a period of significant transformation. The United States had taken Manila from Spanish forces in 1898. The United States maintained a presence in the archipelago for the next fifty years. In 1902 the Philippine Organic Act of 1902 made the region an unorganized territory of the United States and created a popularly elected government of local residents as council members. These years of colonial rule by Spain and the United States resulted in a strengthened national identity and a renewed push for independence. The nation would finally receive liberty in 1946 following the Japanese invasion during World War II.
The Philippines is culturally varied and contains significant levels of biodiversity throughout its numerous islands. Cartography had advanced significantly throughout the nineteenth-century, and by the early twentieth-century, mapmakers were creating strikingly detailed and accurate depictions of regions that had previously been overlooked. The Poates Company worked with Caspar W. Hodgson, founder of the World Book Company and an ardent naturalist whose work is marked by his signature use of color and technical ability.
The unique style and distinguished aesthetic immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible link between the past and present. The twentieth-century saw the Philippines transition from a predominantly agricultural economy to one of the largest emerging markets for industrialization and manufacturing. This historically significant depiction is a genuine piece of cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.