- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1887 Austin Texas 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 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 1887 Map of Austin TX. 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.
Published in 1892 by the prominent and prolific Augustus Koch, this bird's eye perspective of Austin, TX depicts the city in a period of significant transition and growth as it neared the turn of the century. Koch's career spanned thirty years, and his engravings were among the most popular of the era, known for their intricate details and distinctive style. Koch produced more than one hundred illustrations and traveled extensively throughout the United States, creating these works. One of only three cities ever depicted twice by Koch, this is a unique piece of work within his canon.
Reconstruction following the conclusion of the Civil War had transformed the city, and construction of The University of Texas had begun in 1882, and the city had been designated the capital of Texas in 1872 with the construction of the State Capital starting in 1888. This bird's eye perspective's unique aesthetic immediately transforms the viewer back in time.
Construction of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River began in 1893, designed to lure manufacturers and businesses by promising affordable hydroelectric energy. The Dam would later be featured on the cover of Scientific American. Ultimately the Dam would collapse after heavy spring rains in 1900. The late nineteenth century saw the city transforming from wagon-pulled carriages to electric streetcars and streetlights and hurtling towards the twentieth century. This distinctive illustration shows Austin after it had nearly doubled inside in the late nineteenth century and 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.