Produced by prolific American draftsman Charles Roeser this depiction of the Montana Territory in 1879 show the region in a period of transition from the so-called Wild West as mining and ranching became dominant industries. The first permanent settlement in Montana was not established until 1847, with the fur trading post Fort Benton. The US Army took over the fort in 1869, only a decade prior to the publication of this map. Montana's vast wilderness and rugged terrain slowed settlement, and the territory would not become a state until 1889.
The decade leading up to Montana's inclusion into the United States marked a period of rapid population growth as railroad systems' expansion continued through the American West. The Northern Pacific Railroad company established Livingston as a rail hub and the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, which had been established in 1872. The park has long fascinated tourists with its rich flora and fauna and unique geothermal features, including the famous Old Faithful geyser. Rail expansion also increased tourism to the park in the late nineteenth century, with the number for tourists rising from around three hundred annually to over five thousand in just a year since the establishment of the rail lines in Livingston.
Many mining camps became towns throughout the late nineteenth century, as prospectors flocked to the region, searching for copper, gold, and silver. This map illustrates Montana in a period of transition into the modern era and is a rare piece of 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 1879 Montana State 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 1879 Montana Map Poster. 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.