Produced and engraved by prominent German-born lithographer Julius Bien this detailed depiction of the southernmost County in Washington state shows it in a period of significant growth and transformation. Bien would later become president of the American Lithographer's Society and is considered one of the most prominent cartographers of the nineteenth century. Bien's maps employed early chromo-lithographic methods, and he gained attention from the United States Government, who hired him to produce numerous maps throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Named after William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clark County Washington sits across the Columbia River from Portland, OR, and was established in 1845. Its early economy centered on a thriving lumber industry and ship timber to shipbuilders in Seattle, San Francisco, and Massachusetts. Vancouver, the largest city in the County, is considered the largest suburb of Portland and was incorporated in 1857. Formed initially around Fort Vancouver in 1824, it was the first establishment in the Washington Territory. Immigrants from Ireland and Western Europe created neighborhoods and communities in the city and region based around cultural lines, many of which still exist today.
Bien's map's unique aesthetic and distinctive style immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible link between the past and present. By the late nineteenth century, Clark County had become a leading cultural and industrial center for the Pacific Northwest. Railroad expansion in the 1870s had opened up access to the region and thriving ports in both Portland and Vancouver.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. 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 1888 Clark County 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 1888 Clark County Vintage 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 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.