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Historical Map of the World Telegraph Lines - 1871

Code:
1W-WO-1871
Shipping Weight:
2.00 pounds
Starting at $24.95

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Map showing the Telegraph Lines in operation, under contract, and contemplated, to complete the circuit of the Globe.

Samuel Morse (1791-1872), a well-known portrait painter by trade, began his quest for an easier and more economical communication solution in the 1830's as newly realized electromagnetism was being talked about through much of the world.

Although a multiple-wire electromagnetic telegraph system was introduced in 1833, Morse took it one step further, developing a single wire system which could signal over a much longer distance and allowed operators to engage electrical current using a single key. His less costly system was adopted quickly by railroads and other businesses.

The discovery also led him to develop the popular Morse Code, which became the universal language of the telegraph and is still in use today.

On June 10 in the year of this map’s publishing, a bronze statue of Samuel Morse was introduced in New York City’s Central Park.

This relief map was published in 1871 by G.W. & C.B. Colton and Co. It notes key cities, rivers, telegraph lines, and major ocean exploration routes.

Each map is produced as a detailed museum quality archive print. This special printing process is known as Giclee (zhee-CLAY) and is commonly used to produce very high quality fine art prints. Printed on Archive Paper, Luster Photo Paper, or Matte Canvas.

Map print ships rolled up in a durable cardboard tube. Frame is not included.

Archival Matte Paper - Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence.

Archive Paper Map Print

    • Museum quality archive paper for high-quality fine art.
    • Ultra smooth, neutral white matte finish.
    • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
    • Acid-free and printed with pigment inks for longer print life and enhanced fade resistance.
    • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.

Luster Photo Paper - A premium semi-gloss photo paper with a subtle eye-pleasing texture that produces a vivid, richly detailed print. This material results in an exquisitely detailed giclee print of substantially higher quality than a standard map poster.

Luster Photo Paper Map Print

  • Printed on 10 mil premium luster photo paper resulting in a brilliant, colorful image with a vivid life-like quality.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
  • Inks have a lightfastness rating of over 100 years, guaranteeing minimal noticeable fading over a very long period of time.
  • Printed using very high resolution source files.
  • Giclee printing is superior to traditional lithography in a number of ways: colors are brighter, lasts longer, and is a higher resolution.

Matte Canvas - A premium matte canvas material. Canvas offers a stunning fine art reproduction print perfect for doing a gallery wrap.

Canvas Map Print

  • Printed on 19 mil premium canvas material.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
  • Inks have a lightfastness rating of over 100 years, guaranteeing minimal noticeable fading over a very long period of time.
  • Printed using very high resolution source files.
  • Giclee printing is superior to traditional lithography in a number of ways: colors are brighter, lasts longer, and is a higher resolution.

*If planning to have the canvas stretched on to a wood frame we recommend the option with a 2" margin. Map dimensions will be 4" smaller due to margins.* The outer 2" area of the map is mirrored as a border for wrapping around a frame.

Canvas Map Print

Canvas on Wood Rails - A canvas print is mounted to wooden hanging rails placed along the top and bottom of the map. Ready to hang on the wall using the attached hanging cord. Wood rails feature a natural finish.

Canvas Map on Wood Rails