Rare Old Map of Seattle, Washington, 1929 - Downtown, Lakes, Puget, Canals, Mercer Island
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It also has a few historically interesting features. In the top left corner, for example, in Fort Lawton (now Discovery Park), you can see that they planned to reclaim some land from the Puget Sound and build a bunch of streets there. This never happened, of course.
This map also shows Lake Washington Canal during its construction, which took a rather long time (from 1911 to 1934).
For the most part, this map of Seattle looks very like a modern map of Seattle - just with the suburbs a little less developed. The map spans all the way from North Park (now called Northgate) at the top, to Southpark in the south. Mercer Island (here called East Seattle) can be seen on the right side of the map. And of course, there's Lake Washington and the Puget Sound - and the city center Downtown in the middle.
Inset in the bottom left corner is a small map to help you understand the 'system of street designations' in Seattle.
Zoom into the listing images and see if you can spot your hometown or office!
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x18 inches (30x45cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 24x36 inches (60x90cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 60 inches (150cm) 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 24x36 inch (60x90cm) version of this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Seattle, who lives there today, or someone who has worked or travelled there extensively.
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 museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
Some of my old maps are now available on canvas. Smaller and larger sizes are available, but you must contact me to order.
Check my canvas maps collection to see which maps are currently available on canvas.
Canvas old maps are an interesting alternative to conventionally framed maps. Depending on your personal taste and room decor, canvas maps can "pop" a bit more than a framed map.
I print on responsibly sourced canvas with very high quality, fade-resistant inks. Then the canvas is stretched over a hand-glued solid wood frame - and yes, the wood is responsibly and renewably sourced.
The finished piece is 1.5 inches (3.8cm) deep and comes ready to hang.
Please note that because of the texture of canvas, some of the finer details on some maps will be harder to read than a map printed on paper.
At 36x24 inches (90x60cm) everything should be legible. But if you want to check before you order, please contact me.
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.