This Little Map

by Deborah Goodman

This little map, modest and spare, shows the small expanse of my hometown, Urbana, Illinois, as it was in 1869.  It was drawn by panoramic-map artist Albert Ruger, who helped develop this new form of cartography, producing maps of towns and cities in 22 states. Many of the street names in the Urbana birds-eye view remain the same today.

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