Vintage State of North Carolina Map

$39.00

Restored 1850's Map

This map is a faithful reproduction of the original 1850 map restored to its former glory using the latest digital imaging technology.

Fine Art Quality

Impressively produced with Archival Inks, Rich Color Depth, and clear and vivid labels. We use premium matte paper.

Expert Craftsmanship

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 North Carolina Map

About the Map:  Explore the geographic history of the state of North Carolina 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 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 Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham 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.

Paper details:

  • 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 pivotal and complex period in the history of North Carolina, marked by economic changes, political divisions, and the state's evolving role within the broader context of the United States.

Economically, the 1850s brought shifts in North Carolina's economic landscape. Agriculture remained a cornerstone of the state's economy, with crops like tobacco, cotton, and corn playing central roles. The expansion of the railroad network and improvements in transportation facilitated trade and commerce, connecting North Carolina to regional and national markets. However, the reliance on slave labor for agriculture contributed to the deep-seated divisions over the issue of slavery.

The institution of slavery was a defining aspect of North Carolina's history during the 1850s. The state was a slaveholding state, and the debates over the expansion of slavery into new territories intensified divisions within the state. While some parts of North Carolina were more supportive of slavery, there were also pockets of abolitionist sentiment.

Politically, the 1850s marked a period of change and realignment for North Carolina. The issue of slavery and the nation's sectional tensions led to divisions within political parties. The Democratic Party, traditionally strong in the South, faced challenges due to internal disagreements over slavery and its expansion. The emergence of the Republican Party, which opposed the spread of slavery into new territories, reflected North Carolina's alignment with broader national debates.

Cultural and social developments were also prominent during the 1850s. Education was a priority for the state, with institutions like the University of North Carolina contributing to the state's intellectual growth. The state's population was ethnically diverse, with enslaved individuals and free people of color contributing to the cultural fabric.

As the 1850s came to a close, North Carolina 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. North Carolina's alignment with the Democratic Party's southern faction and its contributions to the Confederate war effort showcased its role in shaping the nation's history.

In conclusion, the 1850s were a transformative period for North Carolina, characterized by economic changes, political divisions, and the state's role within the context of the United States. The state's reliance on slavery, its alignment with the Democratic Party, and its contributions to the Civil War effort highlighted its evolving identity and influence within the broader narrative of American history.