Birdseye map of Sacramento, California (1890s)

Birdseye map of Sacramento by Elliott – 189x

US40 #25 SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (Birdseye Map, 1890s, Elliott)
Birdseye map of Sacramento by Elliott – 189x image detail
Date: 189x
Author: Elliott
Dwnld: Full Size (19mb)
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.

This Elliott birdseye of Sacramento, California [gmap] is done in the straightforward, black-etched, local-businesses-around-the-collar style, and veers towards the forgettable.

But there's something there that makes it a bit more interesting than might be present at first glance. It may be that the layout of the city is one that is inherently interesting. In the hands of a more daring illustrator, there might be an amazing map made.

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

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