Port Arthur in 1912
This is a HUGE MapHere is Port Arthur in 1912, in all its glory. You will need a large wall. it measures 55 inches by 24 inches. The decade preceding had brought enormous change with Spindletop and the other early booms. What you see is the twentieth century unfolding.
This 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?
It is the work of Eli S. Glover (1844-1920) who was known for detailed views. He own a lithography business in Chicago that was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1871. He created views through the 1870s, then switched careers and manufactured a drill for gold prospectors in Alaska. Then, after creating no views for over two decades, he created this view of Port Arthur. There has to be a story there.
- 55 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.