Wood’s map of Portland, Oregon (1890)

Birdseye map of Portland by Wood in 1890

US40 #23 PORTLAND, OREGON (Birdseye Map, 1890, Wood)
Birdseye map of Portland by Wood in 1890 image detail
Date: 1890
Author: Wood
Dwnld: Full Size (27mb)
Source: Library of Congress
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This map is part of a series depicting the 40 largest cities in the United States (as ranked by CBSA). This series will run through the month of July.

Here's a handsome birdseye of Portland, Oregon [gmap].

I can't tell if the “pointalist” sort of feel in some of the details is from the texture, the technique, or a moire effect from the scan/photography. However it happened, it's working.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Portland's history, check out the Oregon Historical Society's website.



Birdseye map of Portland by Wood in 1890 wide thumbnail image