This map is a faithful reproduction of the original 1850 map restored to its former glory using the latest digital imaging technology.
Restored 1850's Map
Fine Art Quality
Impressively produced with Archival Inks, Rich Color Depth, and clear and vivid labels. We use premium matte paper.
We prepare the map using Fine Art Giclee production techniques. We roll the map in a sturdy tube for shipping to provide a crease-less piece of art.
Vintage State of New Hampshire Map
- Specs & Construction
About the Map: Explore the geographic history of the state of New Hampshire in this historic map. This map is part of our vintage USA State Map Collection showing the geography of the states in the 1850-1860s and the time of the Civil War.
Restoration: The map is a reproduction of the original map meticulously restored to its former glory using the latest digital imaging technology. Using this technology, we carefully restored the colors, torn edges, creases, smeared writings and more. We enhanced features while keeping the original character and design of the map.
This map is unframed, sold as an art print. Frames are shown for illustration ONLY.
Geographic Details: This historic map shows many details of towns, roads, railroads, and waterways in the 19th century of the United States.
Shows historic cities such as Manchester, Concord, Hanover and more!
Explore the historic boundaries of the cities, counties, and states that have changed over the years. Discover physical changes in the geography - such as former lakes and canals used for transportation and agriculture.
Available Sizes: For an impressive display and maximum readability, choose the largest size available.
Smaller size prints make excellent wall art in groups. Please note that there is no guarantee that small text will be legible in print.
Great Gift For: Interior Designs, Teachers, History Buffs, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Friends, Family, and many more!
Production and Shipping Times: The amount of time it takes for your map to arrive depends on where you live and how fast you approve the proof if you’ve ordered a custom map. See Production & Shipping.
Quality and Guarantee: We stand behind our work and guarantee the construction and quality. Contact us if you have any problems with your map and we will coordinate to ensure you are very happy with your purchase.
Materials and Production: This reproduction is printed on Fine Art Museum Quality Paper with giclée inks. The thick paper is archival quality and acid-free with vivid color definition.
- 10 mil thick
- 230 gsm weight
- Museum Quality Matte finish
Made in the USA by a USA Small Business and Professional Geographer & Cartographer.
Shipped in a tube and rolled to eliminate creases.
History of the Time
The 1850s were a period of growth, political change, and cultural shifts in the history of New Hampshire. As the nation grappled with issues such as slavery, industrialization, and westward expansion, New Hampshire's own evolution reflected these broader trends.
Economically, the 1850s were characterized by a transition from an agrarian economy to one that was becoming increasingly industrialized. Textile mills and manufacturing industries emerged, particularly in cities like Manchester and Nashua. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, one of the largest textile producers in the world, was established in Manchester during this decade. The construction of railroads and the expansion of transportation networks further facilitated trade and economic growth.
Politically, the 1850s marked a period of change and realignment in New Hampshire. The issue of slavery was a prominent topic of debate, as the state's Free Soil and abolitionist sentiments clashed with the divisions over slavery's expansion. The formation of the Republican Party, which opposed the spread of slavery into new territories, reflected the state's growing alignment with antislavery principles. This realignment eventually led to New Hampshire's support for the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln, in the 1860 presidential election.
Cultural and social developments were also notable during the 1850s. Education continued to be a priority for the state, with institutions like Dartmouth College contributing to intellectual growth. The state's population was relatively small compared to other regions, but it was ethnically diverse, with immigrants from various countries contributing to the cultural landscape.
The temperance movement gained momentum during this period, with many New Hampshire residents advocating for the prohibition of alcohol. Additionally, the women's rights movement was beginning to take shape, as women activists worked toward gaining more rights and recognition.
As the 1850s came to a close, New Hampshire was positioned to play a role in the significant events that lay ahead. The election of Abraham Lincoln as the 16th President of the United States in 1860 set off a chain of events that would lead to the secession of southern states and the outbreak of the Civil War. New Hampshire's alignment with the Republican Party's antislavery stance and its contributions to the Union war effort showcased its role in shaping the nation's history.
In conclusion, the 1850s were a transformative period in the history of New Hampshire, characterized by economic growth, political realignment, and cultural shifts. The state's transition to industrialization, its alignment with antislavery principles, and its contributions to the Civil War effort highlighted its evolving identity and influence within the broader narrative of American history.