- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1865 Arizona Map Poster. 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 the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1865 State of Arizona Map. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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.
Arizona had officially been declared a territory in 1861, and this map published at the conclusion of the Civil War shows the region in a time of significant transformation. The region which had been ceded to the United States in the Hidalgo Treaty of 1848 with the defeat of Mexico in the Mexican-American War. The landscape made settlement difficult, but with Union Pacific’s completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the American Southwest was opened up to eager homesteaders that established vast cattle ranches through the region.
While Arizona had declared itself a member of the Confederacy during the Civil War, effective Confederate control ended with the Battle of Glorietta Pass in March of 1862 with Confederate forces retreating to El Paso. Confederate troops would remain out of Arizona for the remainder of the war. While the territory would not achieve statehood until 1912, Arizona enjoyed a period of relative growth in the latter half of the nineteenth century with expanded access as towns sprang up near rail stops.
Copper mining became an important economic driver within the region, and by 1907 Arizona had been dubbed “The Copper State,” with the territory producing more copper than any other state. Created by noted American cartographer William Hartley, this detailed depiction of Arizona at the close of the Civil War immediately transports the viewer back in time. These illustrations became essential tools as national and international boundaries were drawn and re-drawn, and this is a genuine piece of American 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.