Abilene in 1883
Abilene!Here is Abilene, just two years after the railroad came through. Think of it as the baby picture of a city.
What you see here is a bird's eye view, also known as a perspective map.
The artist first used plat maps and surveys to get the lay of the land, then came the arduous task of walking every street, making sketches of the the buildings and landscape from various angles.
Then adjusting the perspective upward and compiling it all into a cohesive and accurate map of the town. People of the nineteenth century were enthralled. Can you blame them?
Augustus Koch (1840-1899) made a career of traveling the country creating these views. He was especially fond of Texas, and the feeling was mutual.
- 30 by 24 inches
- Limited Edition of 254 Copies
- Each one is hand-numbered
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton with an elegant ever so lightly textured finish. This surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original map vividly, beautifully, and exactly.
The inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your map in direct sun and it will be just as bright when they are passed on to the next generation it is the day it ships.
It's an instant heirloom. Get yours before they're gone...and get one to give to a friend. He'll owe you!
- Shipping is $5 for this item.
- Allow two weeks for delivery.
- Ships in a sturdy tube.
We will gladly buy it back if you decide you don't want it anymore. There's no time limit on that.