Herancourt’s Birdseye of Minneapolis (1885)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Herancourt's Birdseye of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1885
Herancourt's Birdseye of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1885 image detail
Date: 1885
Author: W V Herancourt
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Source: Library of Congress
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A very interesting map with some interesting lighting effects by an artist named Herancourt. I can't find any other birdseye maps he's ever done, but I'd be quite interested to see more.

The lighting makes it seem as though the town were captured at night and during a full moon. Very eerie, and I can't think of another that even attempts this... much less one that pulls it off so well.

Minneapolis: Y'all are quite lucky to have this. I'm jealous.

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

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