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Sanborn Map Company

At Swindler & Swindler we do really love the aesthetic of the 19th century graphics. Those lettering and ornamentations are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for both of us. That was a great surprise when we found this complete collection of the Sanborn Company map in high definition and we wanted to share this with you. Those are very rare and expensive !
Have a look on the link at the end of the article to see the entire collection.

Sanborn Map Company

“Sanborn Map Company began creating fire insurance maps in 1867. They were created to assist insurance agencies in assessing the fire risk of properties. Detailed maps, showing building use, sidewalk and street widths, layout and names, property boundaries, distance between buildings, house and block numbers, location of water mains, hydrants, piping, wells, cisterns, and fuel storage tanks. Maps were often updated by pasting new drawings directly over the original ones.”

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Have a look of the complete collection on Gimme Bar

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