Here is a map of Alamo Plaza and the surrounding area as it stood in 1885...just forty-nine years after the Battle of the Alamo.
It's a limited edition reproduction of a historic fire insurance map produced by the Sanborn Company.
And it's a treasure trove of detail, because it was meant to show insurance agents exactly what they were agreeing to cover.
It shows every building, how it was being used and its construction (blue is masonry, yellow is wood, pink is brick.)
See the police station in the Alamo chapel?
See the Hugo & Schmeltzer liquor store in the long barrack?
Hard to imagine isn't it?
Gives you the full plan of the Menger Hotel, from the billiard room to the linen closet. You can even read the details of it's lighting and heating.
The detail is irresistible. It draws you in. Guess that's why they call it absorbing.
19 by 24 inches
Limited Edition of 254 Copies
Each one is hand-numbered
This is a high quality fine-art print.
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton watercolor with an elegant 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 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!