- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1984 Grand Canyon 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 1984 Map of Grand Canyon Arizona. 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.
Some two billion years of geological history has been carved by the Colorado River, and the iconic Grand Canyon is one of the most recognizable geographic features in the United States. Indigenous peoples inhabited the Canyon for thousands of years before its discovery by Spanish explorers in 1540. As American settlers moved their way west in the middle portions of the nineteenth century, the Grand Canyon became recognized by the United States government as a national park in 1919. President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to the Grand Canyon in 1903 sparked interest in preserving this natural feature, and conservation efforts began.
By the latter portion of the twentieth century, the Grand Canyon was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with some five million visitors annually. Tourists raft the Colorado River, ride horses down the canyons' steep walls and trails, and viewing from the popular South Rim. The Canyon is over a mile deep and nearly two hundred and eighty miles long. Attempt to establish mines during the nineteenth century proved largely unsuccessful to the challenges of the rugged terrain and remote location in Northern Arizona.
The construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963 permanently changed the Canyon's ecosystem through efforts in the 1990s and 2000s that have flooded the river to restore native plants and animals and revive the natural ecosystem. This map bears a classic style that illustrates the vastness of the area while highlighting its natural features. Truly an authentic piece of modern cartographical history.
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.