- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1908 Denver Colorado 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 1908 Denver City Map of Colorado. 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 distinctive birds-eye perspective of the Mile High City shows the iconic American city in a period of significant growth and transformation economically and culturally. The first settlers arrived during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush and established a small settlement on the banks of the South Platte River. This would eventually grow into the city of Denver as American settlers traveling west helped spur local growth during their long overland journeys. In 1863 Western Union cemented Denver’s importance in the region by establishing it as their western terminus. Colorado was admitted to the Union in 1876 and by the time of this maps publication in the early twentieth century.
The distinctive aesthetic of this birds-eye perspective immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. One of the most distinguishing features of this panoramic depiction is the attention to detail and bold colorization. The city experienced significant prosperity during the late nineteenth century due to the extensive mining operations in the surrounding areas. By the 1890s, the city was the second-largest west of Omaha and had developed a unique culture and reputation as a frontier town framed under the vast Rocky Mountains.
Birdseye perspectives were widely popular during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and served as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike. They featured prominent civic buildings, and as is the case in this depiction, detailed them on the margins in greater detail to illustrate architectural advancements.
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.