|E.S. Moore's birdseye map of Coronado Island and San Diego, California, from the 1880s.(thumbnail .jpg image)|
Big Map Blog, run by "59 King," has a fabulous collection of birdseye view maps. As shown above, birdseye view maps show a 3-D look of a city or town from a particular vantage point. Unlike the image above, you can zoom way in on any point of the map when you go to the website. It's almost like an antique Google Earth. There is a lot of detail on most of these maps.
This is worth a look if you are doing American genealogy in urban areas in the mid- to late-1800's. Hours of fun for a map junkie.
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