California Antique Bicycle Map Print (1895)
Archival print reproduction of an antique map of California from 1895 by George W. Blum.
- Medium: Art print
- Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
- Ink: Archival pigment ink
- Size: 15x20 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)
About This Map
As the bicycle craze spread across the US in the late 19th century, bicycle maps and guide books, describing routes and road conditions, were common. This map covers most of the state of California, indicating railroads in black and bicycle roads in red. The road conditions are rated as Good, Fair, Poor, or Very Poor, and the grades are rated as Level, Rolling, Hilly, or Mountainous. Ads for bicycle shops and parts fill the border.
Title: Map of California Roads for Cyclers
Author: George W. Blum