These bird’s eye view maps of New York and Brooklyn from the late 1890s and early 1900s really jumped out at me as something cool. I want one to become a giant mural in my apartment or office – that would be really amazing. I stumbled across hundreds of panoramic maps while digging around on the Library of Congress website and was immediately enamored. It would be cool to see a modern interpretation of this.
My apartment building was actually completed in 1905 and could have potentially showed up on a map like this, but these particular illustrations take a more simplistic view of the city showing mostly low rise buildings. Either way these are awesome and there are hundreds of cities in the collection. You can check them all out here.