Vintage State of Virginia 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.

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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 Virginia Map

About the Map: Explore the geographic history of the state of Virginia 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 Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville 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!

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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 critical and complex period in the history of Virginia, marked by economic changes, political divisions, social dynamics, and its role in the lead-up to the American Civil War.

Economically, the 1850s brought a mixture of continuity and change to Virginia's economy. Agriculture, particularly tobacco cultivation, remained the cornerstone of the state's economy. However, the soil depletion caused by intensive tobacco farming and the growth of industries in other parts of the country led to economic challenges. Slavery continued to be deeply entrenched, with enslaved labor remaining central to Virginia's agricultural and labor systems.

The issue of slavery was at the forefront of Virginia's history during the 1850s. The state's reliance on enslaved labor and its commitment to maintaining the institution of slavery led to deep-seated divisions. The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act heightened tensions, with some advocating for the expansion of slavery and others expressing concerns about its morality and the threat it posed to the nation's unity.

Politically, the 1850s were marked by Virginia's alignment with the Democratic Party, which supported states' rights and the institution of slavery. However, the rise of the Republican Party, which opposed the expansion of slavery, challenged this alignment. Virginia's political leaders grappled with the state's position within the nation and the consequences of sectional tensions.

Cultural and social developments were also significant during the 1850s. Education continued to be important, with institutions like the University of Virginia contributing to intellectual growth. The state's population was diverse, with varying viewpoints on slavery and its expansion. The growing abolitionist sentiment in the North, combined with the resistance to change in the South, created a deep divide.

As the 1850s came to a close, Virginia found itself at the center of the events that would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War. 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. Virginia's historical significance, along with its alignment with the Democratic Party's stance on states' rights and slavery, made it a crucial player in the secession movement.

Virginia's role in the Civil War would further shape its history in the subsequent decade, as it became a focal point for military operations and political decisions.

In conclusion, the 1850s were a transformative and tumultuous period for Virginia, characterized by economic challenges, political divisions, cultural dynamics, and its significant role in the events leading to the Civil War. The state's reliance on enslaved labor, its alignment with states' rights, and its contributions to the secession movement highlighted its evolving identity and influence within the broader narrative of American history.