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    Historical map of downtown San Diego

Drawn by E. S. Glover. A.L. Bancroft & Co., lithographers. Downloaded from The Library of Congress - American Memory, January 16, 2009.
Courtesy Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
Call number: G4364.S4A3 1876 .G6

Large zoomable map in JPEG 2000 format
 Larger zoomable image in JPEG 2000 format
  Free viewer that allows JPEG 2000 files to be viewed in your web browser. Recommendation by the Library of Congress.

Questions for thought

  1. Where will the downtown ballpark be built?
  2. Where is Point Loma?
  3. Where is North Island and what is different about it today?
  4. What are the small islands on the upper left horizon?

Related resources

  • Panoramic Maps - 1847-1929
    The kinds of map shown above is a panoramic map. It's an aerial-oblique view that shows sinificant features although not to scale. Less commonly used today, but still very useful and informative.
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