Vintage State of Pennsylvania Map


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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 Pennsylvania Map

About the Map: Explore the geographic history of the state of Pennsylvania 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 Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg 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 significant and transformative period in the history of Pennsylvania, marked by industrialization, social changes, political shifts, and the state's pivotal role in the nation's development.

Economically, the 1850s were a time of rapid industrial growth for Pennsylvania. The state's vast reserves of natural resources, including coal, iron, and oil, fueled the rise of industries such as steel manufacturing, coal mining, and railroads. Cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia became major centers of industry and commerce, contributing to Pennsylvania's reputation as the "Workshop of the World."

The development of the Pennsylvania Railroad, one of the largest and most influential railroads in the nation, revolutionized transportation and trade, connecting the state to markets across the country. The industrial boom attracted a diverse population to the state, including immigrants from Europe and migrants from rural areas seeking employment in factories.

Socially, the 1850s saw the continuation of important social reform movements. The temperance movement, advocating for the restriction or prohibition of alcohol, gained traction in Pennsylvania, reflecting broader national concerns about alcohol consumption and its societal impacts. The state's population was ethnically diverse, with various immigrant communities contributing to its cultural fabric.

The issue of slavery also played a role in Pennsylvania's history during the 1850s. The state's historical connection to the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses and secret routes that assisted enslaved individuals in escaping to freedom, reflected its commitment to abolitionist principles. Pennsylvania was a critical stop on the journey to freedom for many escaped slaves.

Politically, the 1850s marked a period of change and realignment in Pennsylvania. The state's alignment with the Democratic Party was tested by the rise of the Republican Party, which opposed the expansion of slavery. The division between the North and the South over issues like slavery's extension played out within Pennsylvania's political landscape.

As the 1850s came to a close, Pennsylvania was positioned to play a significant role in the events that would follow. 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. Pennsylvania's industrial might, its commitment to abolitionist principles, 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 for Pennsylvania, characterized by industrialization, social changes, political shifts, and the state's pivotal role in the nation's development. The state's industrial growth, its commitment to abolitionist principles, and its contributions to the Civil War effort highlighted its evolving identity and influence within the broader narrative of American history.