Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District
Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District

Old Map of Los Angeles, 1887 - Rare City Chart - Downtown, Chinatown, Financial District, Skid Row, Fashion District

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An extremely rare, early map of Los Angeles, first published in 1887.

This is one of the most detailed maps of Los Angeles ever published, and it chronicles the city during the largest of its booms. There's an intense level of detail here, with the names of land owners, water locations, railways, township numbers, and many early subdivisions that you might recognise the names of.

The late 1800s were one of the most exciting times for LA, as recently connected railroads brought thousands of people to the west coast.

Because the original map was so large, the smallest writing is very hard to read at smaller map sizes. I would suggest you buy at least the 18x24 inch (45x60cm) map, or larger if you have the space. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 170 inches (430cm) tall. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20 inch (40x50cm) version of this map.

Some of the subdivisions and tracts shown on this map include: Childs Heights, L.A. View Tract, Acme Tract, Meadow Glen Tract, Washington Heights Tract, Rosemont Tract, Boston Heights, Spruce Tract, Tuttle & Gleeson's Subdivision, West End Terrace Tract, Clements Tract, Brooklyn Heights Ganahl Tract, Kiefer Tract, Leck Tract, Garbolino Tract, South Porter Tract, South Archibald Tract, Weiss Tract, Lonos Subdvision, McGarry Tract, McQuaid Tract, Herscheval Tract, and Dalton Tract.

The map stretches from roughly Elysian Park in the north, to Boyle Heights and the Fashion District in the south. All of central/downtown Los Angeles can be seen on this map, up to roughly South Park on the western edge and Pico Gardens on the east.

Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your street or even house! Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain area or street is on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, housewarming or Christmas gift for someone from Los Angeles or who has the west coast 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 the map pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.

If you want a frame that's a specific colour or material, or want your map mounted/matted, please get in touch. I work with specialist framers around the world and have hundreds of framing options - so we should be able to find a frame that suits your decor/aesthetic.

Read more about how I can custom frame and mount/mat your old map.

Alternatively, I can also sell you an old map on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

If you want to frame your map yourself, please read my map size guide first.

My standard frame is a black wood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. On maps up to 36 inches (91cm) the frame is 2cm (0.75in) wide. I use thicker frames on larger maps - usually between 35 and 60mm (1.4in to 2.4in).

In all cases I use super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

All frames are provided "ready to hang", with either a string or brackets on the back. Very large frames will have heavy duty hanging plates and/or a mounting baton. If you have any questions... always get in touch!

For most orders, delivery time is about 3 working days.

Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

If you need your order to arrive by a certain date, please contact me before you order so that we can find the best way of making sure you get your order in time.

I have production facilities all around the world where I print and frame maps. This means your map will be made locally, which cuts down on delivery time and reduces the chance of your map being damaged during delivery. There won't be any extra taxes or duties to pay, and we'll put less CO2 into the air.

All of my maps are well packaged and sent in a rugged tube if unframed, or surrounded by foam if framed.

I try to send out all maps within 1 or 2 days of receiving your order, though some products (like face masks or mugs) can take longer to make.

If you select Express Delivery at checkout your order we will prioritise your order and send it out by 1-day courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS, Parcelforce).

We are able to next-day delivery in some cases if you order before 10am. But usually it's best to contact me first before you order.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/190gsm. It's perfect for framing.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

Please contact me if you're looking for a print on canvas or cotton rag.

Learn more about how the Unique Maps Co. sources and restores old maps

Map personalisation

If you want to make your old map really unique, I am able to personalise your map with a short message, for example:

- "Happy birthday, Ben! From Mum & Dad"

- "To My Beloved. Let's Explore The World Together!"

This message will be added to the map in such a way that it looks just like a real part of the map.

Select the "Personalise Map" option above if you'd like to add map personalisation to your map.

Learn more about my map personalisation service.

Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

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. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 1,500 real 5-star reviews.

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.

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