1891 Bird's Eye Map of Houston
This is a BIG Map
How big? It measures an inch under four feet across. That actually makes it just a bit larger than the original. 45 by 24 inches.
It's also incredibly rare. Only the Amon Carter Museum and Library of Congress hold copies.
Houston: population 28,000
Though the ship channel was still two decades away, shallow draft vessels could already bring their cargoes up from Gulf right to the foot of Main Street.
In the late nineteenth century, cities commissioned birds-eye views like this as promotional materials. No expense was spared on this one.
So Many Great Details
It's a feast for the eyes. There's just so much here for them to take in.
Before you order, I want to reiterate that this is a BIG map. It measures 45 inches from edge to edge.
- 45 by 24 inches
- On Heavyweight fine-art paper.
- Museum quality.
It is printed on heavyweight acid-free fine-art paper 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.
- Ships within 3 business days.
- 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.