- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1978 Great Smoky Mountains 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 1978 Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee 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.
Established in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park remains one of the most iconic natural spaces in the country. As a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, the Great Smokies receive more than eleven million visitors annually. This depiction of the Eastern elevations of the Smokies illustrates the rich culture of North Carolina's earliest inhabitants. Asheville sits as the Eastern gateway to the Mountains and is one of the state's most iconic cities.
The US Geological Services began producing topographical maps in 1884, and their distinctive aesthetic is immediately recognizable. By the 1970s, these maps were primarily replaced by early satellite imagery and aerial photography, making these productions unique for their era. Advances in cartographical technology allowed maps produced during these times to bear incredible detail. The Smokies are known for their iconic low cloud cover that gives the hills the appearance of being covered in smoke and remains a national treasure. The classic style, geographical significance, and unique intersection of eras of this work make it a distinctive piece of Southern United States and Appalachian cartographical history. Additionally, the western portions of North Carolina feature some of the most iconic ridges that straddle both states and are widely popular.
The region's unique geography was not conducive to large-scale agricultural operations. It remained primarily rural and reliant on tourism-based economies even during this map's publication. Efforts have been made to preserve historical and archaeologically significant sites within the forest dating back to early European settlement.
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.