Old Map of Dallas, Texas in 1878 by Jones & Murphy - Main St, Ellum, Downtown, Arts District, Bryan Place
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At the time this map was made the town had a population of just 7,000 - but with the construction of railroads across the US in the late 1800s, Dallas would soon become of the USA's first "boom towns".
This map was created just as this first boom was happening - and indeed, the scrawled annotations on the map were made by Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as they planned their railway expansions into and around Dallas.
While this map is very old, you should still be able to recognise the buildings and road layout of the Main St District, Deep Ellum, Dallas Downtown Historic District and parts of the Arts District and Bryan Place. Elm St, Main St, and Commerce St are all here with the same name.
Town Hall has moved though - on this map, you can see it used to be situated along Main St, but today it's on a larger plot down by Young St.
Zoom into the listing images and see what you can find!
All in all, this map is truly an important and beautiful historic artefact.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 24x36 inches (60x90cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 140 inches (350cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Dallas, who lives there, or perhaps someone who has spent a lot of time travelling or working there.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes the map pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. I use super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.