McFetridge’s Philadelphia birdseye map (1887)

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Birdseye map of Philadelphia by McFetridge – 1887
US40 #5 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (Birdseye Map, 1887, McFetridge)
Birdseye map of Philadelphia by McFetridge – 1887 image detail
Date: 1887
Author: McFetridge
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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.

Transit map of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [gmap].

Handsome and expansive. Draftsmanlike and a bit too austere. Pretty sure I couldn't do better, though, so have at it, McFetridge. Good on you.

Here are some other Big Map Blog maps of maps of Philadelphia.

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



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