1980 Diego Garcia Map - Vintage Diego Garcia Map - Old Diego Garcia Map - History Map of Diego Garcia Island British Indian Ocean Territory Wall Art Poster Print
Brand : HISTORIX
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VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1980 Diego Garcia 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 1980 Map of Diego Garcia Wall Art. 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.
As a remote military outpost over 700 miles south of Mauritius, the Diego Garcia atoll is the largest island in the Chagos Archipelago chain and home to a mutual UK and US military defense base in the Indian Ocean. This previously uninhabited string of remote islands was settled in the late 1700s by French Maldivians. Following the Napoleonic Wars conclusion, the island came under UK control under conditions laid out in the Treaty of Paris in 1814. The United States Navy began constructing a communication station and airfield in 1971 that was completed in 1973.
This CIA-produced map serves as an official document that top government officials and military leaders would use to develop tactical strategies and maintain up-to-date intelligence from areas worldwide. Produced with a distinctive, minimal style and an immediately recognizable aesthetic, these depictions are genuine pieces of American cartographical history and serve as a window to the past.
The atoll's remote nature made it desirable for these military purposes throughout the twentieth century, and it is one of two critical US bomber bases in the Asia-Pacific region. Diego Garcia is at the southernmost tip of the vast underwater Chagos-Laccadive ridge. Before European discovery, the region survived in Maldivian oral traditions as a refuge for stranded fishermen who would eventually be found and rescued. Due to its remoteness and lack of non-military residents, public awareness of this storied island remains relatively low, setting this depiction apart from other cartographical productions.
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.
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