Koch’s birdseye view of Atlanta, Georgia (1892)

Augustus Koch's birdseye view of Atlanta in 1892.

Birdseye view of Atlanta, Georgia – 1892
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Date: 1892
Author: Augustus Koch
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Augustus Koch has only made around a dozen birdseye maps that I've been able to track down; but among that dozen are some of my very favorites.

This birdseye of Atlanta [gmap] doesn't crack my “favorites” list, but it's still well-done, and it's a good introduction to some of Koch's strengths. Strong, contrasting inking; with a penchant for breaking out of perspective to show detail... but only when it acts to the benefit of the composition, and always with thoughtfulness and deftness.

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