Vintage and antique maps are not just the perfect addition to your hipster pad; they reveal a slice of history that will leave you staring at your canvas print for hours on end. Owning a reproduction poster print of a retro or antique map allows you to time-travel through space and time to an old geographic reality. Previously, maps were housed only in the homes of the richest and most powerful, as proof of oneís learning and interest in the newest technological forms. As navigation skills improved nations were conquered, and empires grew, mapping was increasingly used as a form of control Ė to map was to own.
A vintage or antique map reveals long-disappeared lands and surprising borders, former countries are reborn in these historic documents, and cities and rivers long-forgotten are bought back to life. Thanks to the intricacy of poster-reproduction methods, the detail and precision of vintage maps can be seen in all their glory.