Blum's Map of California Roads for Cyclers (1896)
|Author:||George W Blum|
|Dwnld:||Full Size (18.70mb)|
|Source:||Rumsey Map Collection|
Read the image's Imperfections Manifest page for a better understanding of this print.
As an avid cyclist, with close ties to many other avid cyclists in California. I'm just going to go out on a limb and say that this is going to be the most popular map on the Big Map Blog ever.
This is beautiful, detailed, and just... it's just amazing. I haven't the words. I've left the map collar because even the advertisements are gorgeous.
If anyone has any other large bicycle-themed maps, I would love to see them. Please pass them along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in 's history, check out the California Historical Society's website.