While Jamaica was still under British rule, this depiction of the Caribbean island shows it in a period of transition and growth spurred by international demand for sugarcane, the island's primary export. The Capital had been moved from Spanish Town to Kingston in 1872, and this map was published with incredible detail from roadways to proposed railroad lines. This map was produced by noted British cartographer Colin Liddell whose work was known for its extensive attention to detail and accuracy.
The island's importance as a trading outpost and gateway to the America's had long been established since Columbus' arrival in 1494. England invaded Jamaica in 1655 to take control from Spanish colonizers. Britain would retain control of Jamaica until it was granted independence from the crown in 1962. The late nineteenth century saw Jamaica working to transition into modernity, and its towns and ports were bustling as trade between the island nations of the Caribbean and Europe expanded.
An earthquake struck the island in 1907 that caused extensive damage and destruction following fires that erupted after the initial shock. Rebuilding took years, and the event was a turning point for the island as it transitioned into the twentieth century. Jamaica's distinct culture is known internationally, and it was an important trading hub and agricultural producer for the America's throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This stunning, detailed depiction of the island immediately takes the viewer back in time 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 1893 Jamaica Vintage 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 1893 Jamaica Wall Decor Map. 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 12 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.