Old Map of Madison

Old Map of Madison

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    The Old Map of Madison is a perspective map of the city of Madison, Wisconsin, drawn by A. Ruger in 1867 and then printed by the Chicago Lithograph Company. However, it does not include a key and is therefore not drawn to scale.

    With Lake Mendota in the background and Lake Monona in the foreground, the panoramic Old Map of Madison demonstrates to us that the lakes played a pivotal role in the development of transportation and communication in Madison and the surrounding areas. Named after President James Madison who died in 1836, Madison grew considerably with the advent of more railways and commerce in the Midwest. These can also be seen on the Old Map of Madison as well.

    Each of the major streets is named after a signatory of the U.S. Constitution and this can be seen on the Old Map of Madison, although with the sites portrayed at the bottom of the print. Even if you are not from Madison, you will definitely be able to learn from and appreciate the Old Map of Madison.

    Framed in a beautiful real wood frame that is approximately 1” wide and ½” thick, old state maps come in various sizes and are carefully packed for delivery.

    As this item is a true facsimile of an actual old map there may be slight imperfections which only add to its authenticity.


    Please allow 3 - 5 working days for individual print production and hand-framing of the item in addition to shipping time.

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