Old Map of Seattle

Old Map of Seattle

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    Our panoramic Old Map of Seattle shows a view of the city and its surroundings as they appear in 1891. When one of thinks of Seattle, they often think of the logging industry or Starbucks Coffee. However, Seattle, a city founded in 1853 is as diverse as any other great American city.

    In the harbor that can be seen here in the Old Map of Seattle are the various ships that may have been built with timber harvested from the region just outside the city. While at this time in history Seattle was called the "Queen City" it was also known as "The Emerald City" because of its abundance of evergreen trees. Over the years, the city was famous for these two industries, but has also become a center for music, biotechnology and aviation.

    One important note about the Old Map of Seattle is that it should be noted that the Seattle Space Needle is conspicuously missing from the print. The reason for this is that the Old Map of Seattle was produced by Augustus Koch in 1891 and the Space Needle was not built until 1962 in preparation for the World's Fair.

    Rather, the Old Map of Seattle features the factories and shipyards that were established to cope with the population growth experienced after the Klondike Gold Rush, when Seattle and Washington in general became the "Gateway to Alaska", a name that it is still called to this day.

    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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