Produced and published by prominent American lithographer and illustrator Albert Ruger, this stunning depiction of the Capital of Georgia, Atlanta, shows the city in a period of significant transition following the conclusion of the Civil War. From 1860 to 1870, the population had more than doubled to over 33,000. As rebuilding efforts were underway, construction jobs were booming, and many displaced southerners flocked to the city eager for work.
This boom made Atlanta the cultural, industrial, and economic center for the American South. The following decade would see the establishment of numerous Universities and colleges which would go on to become some of the oldest in the South. Bird’s eye perspectives were among the most popular illustration produced in the late nineteenth century through the 1920s. They were used as promotional tools for cities throughout the nation to attract workers and businesses. These maps would include prominent buildings, businesses, and places of note and were displayed by merchants and residents alike in a display of civic pride.
During the Civil War, Atlanta had seen widespread destruction, and the process of rebuilding was spurring the population growth and allowing the city to re-define neighborhoods and establish communities. Since the middle of the nineteenth century, Atlanta had been an established railroad hub, and manufacturing, mills, and other industrial pursuits allowed the city to flourish as an economic powerhouse within the South. This depiction of the city in a transformative period of rebuilding 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.
- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1871 Atlanta GA 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 1871 Atlanta Wall Art. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true, accurate piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This 18 x 24 Inch 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.