Old Birds Eye Map of Sacramento by Augustus Koch, 1870 - Downtown, Midtown, California Capitol
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Handmade to order
There's an intense level of detail in this map. Please zoom into the images and lose yourself for a while - you might be surprised at what you can find!
Every building in Sacramento is rendered accurately, and you can even make out details like words on the sides of train carriages and numbers on boats.
The map looks at the city from a point west of the city, looking east, with Sacramento River and Downtown in the foreground and American River towards the back left.
At the bottom of the map is a legend that shows 78 buildings and landmarks that are notable. Many of these landmarks still exist today, including the capitol building right in the middle of the map.
The map covers an area up to roughly 22nd Street - Midtown, Boulevard Park, Poverty Ridge and New Era Park in modern Sacramento.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (30x40cm), 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm), but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 140 inches (350cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (50x40cm) version of this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas or housewarming gift for someone from Sacramento or who has California in their heart.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.