Original Antique Pictorial Map of West Virginia
Title: West Virginia
Original Printed Color
Paper Size: 5 3/4 inches Height by 6 1/2 inches Width
Image Size: 5 1/2 inches Height by 6 1/4 inches Width
Pictorial maps depict a given territory with a more artistic style rather than a technical one you would commonly see in a regular geographical map. The cartography can be a sophisticated 3-D perspective landscape or a simple map graphic enlivened with illustrations of buildings, people and animals.
Pictorial maps are seen all the way back in Medieval times but as people began to get more accurate maps during the Age of Exploration, they became less popular as detail and accuracy were more prized than artistry.
As tourism became more prevelant in the 19th Century pictorial maps began to reappear as a popular cultural art form. In the 1920s through the 1950s a whimsical Art Deco style was published that reflects the period.
This old map for sale is a vintage map, a historic print of the 1900s which has aged with time. Please visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to learn more about the condition of ancient maps.
All of our antique maps, antique prints and artwork are original. We do not sell reproductions.
Source: Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia