|(London Theatreland 1915). "The Westminster Press" have exploited me, for the Underground Railway Company, who bid you now come to the Theatre Land - To one of the theartes - Drawn by the hand of MacDonald gill. 1915.|
|Pictorial map of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania from1897 by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler & James B. Moyer.|
There are thousands of these maps for places all around the world. The Cannonsburg map above shows the houses and even the outbuildings:
I would suppose that many genealogists would think that this type of map was nothing more than a novelty. But the perspective and historical views can often clarify details about the places where your ancestors lived. In any event, it is probably a good idea to lighten up once and while and add a little variety to the cloistered life of the seasoned, research genealogist.
Here are some websites with maps and/or explanations about the maps.
George Glazer Gallery
David Rumsey Map Collection
Biblio.com Pictorial Maps - United States
Library of Congress Map Collections