- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1981 Appalachian Trail Map 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 1981 Appalachian Trail Wall 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.
Stretching from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, the Appalachian Trail is one of the most iconic and famous trails in the United States. Over two thousand miles along, the trail brings more than three million visitors annually. Thru-hiking the trail has become an increasingly popular attraction, with thousands of hikers attempting to complete the entire journey on foot. The idea for the trail was conceived by Benton MacKaye, a forester who believed in preserving the natural elements found in the Eastern United States and allowing urban dwellers a chance to commune with nature.
The first section of the trail was completed in 1923, and the entire project took nearly fifteen years to finish. The trail features some of the most iconic natural imagery in America and is traverses fourteen states. A thru-hike can take anywhere from five to seven months and was first completed in 1968. The trail is maintained by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which keeps accurate maps and information available for tourists and hikers. The most isolated portion of the trail is the last section of the Maine portion and is known as the “Hundred Mile Wilderness.” Maine also requires hikers to cross the Kennebec River by boat, the only such crossing.
This is an authentic piece of cartographical history that illustrates the scope of one of America’s most iconic natural features. The minimal aesthetic is characteristic of the cartographical style of the time and the agency that produced it.
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.