- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1933 Long Island Poster. 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 1933 Long Island Map. 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 noted American architect, illustrator, and designer Courtland Smith, this detailed pictoral map of Long Island, shows the region in a period of significant transition. The Great Depression of the 1930s kept Smith’s architecture career from flourishing and resulted in his partnership with Richard Foster to produce pectoral maps throughout New York. His work is noted for its signature clean style and elegance. Following the conclusion of the Great Depression, Smith would go on to design the iconic Houston Astrodome in the 1960s and other notable works internationally. This map was first published in 1933 but has become one of the most popular depictions of Long Island due to its distinctive aesthetic and unique blend of art, history, and local features.
Pictorial maps are distinguished by the numerous references that showcase civic and geographic features to attract merchants and residents alike. Pictoral maps were also displayed locally as a show of civic pride. From Montauk in the East to the borough of Queens in the West, including Staten Island, and features several landmarks including the Montauk Light, Southampton, and Coney Island. The ornate flourishes and art deco design further differentiate this piece from other works of the era.
This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. Long Island was settled by numerous waves of immigration throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, becoming one of the most diverse regions in the United States.
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.