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Sanborn Map of Manhattan

Sanborn Map Company, 1903

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Premium fine art paper: 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
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Museum quality Giclée print
Premium fine art paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
1" border
Image Size: 8.2" x 12" – Total Size: 10.2" x 14"
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Map from the Sanborn Map Company, who created maps of North American cities and towns for fire insurance companies. They used an elaborate system of color coding, symbols, and abbreviations to indicate a dizzying amount of information — from building materials to street widths; from locations of standpipes to the presence of flammable chemicals; from the height of a structure to the number of skylights. (Source: Library of Congress)