Birdseye of Manayunk, Philadelphia (1907)
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I included it because I'm sure it'll be of interest to Philadelphians... but yeah, this kind of sums up quite a bit of what I don't like about this one specific school of birdseye map illustration. Soft, unrectified, quasi-impressionistic -- the entire industry in the U.S. Northeast was just lousy with it.
Still of interest, no doubt, to locals -- so please don't let my hair-splitting dampen your enthusiasm.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in Manayunk's history, check out the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's website.