Several of the images are more modern, but they were so delicious I could not resist including them too. The majority of the images are from the late 1800s – early 1900s.
This precious and spectacular antique 1908 map of Los Angeles was originally produced courtesy of Security Savings Bank. You can view and download the original high resolution color scan at: http://www.bigmapblog.com/maps/map05/RWXXjgehNGUKqcfb.jpg
You can see and download the original scan of this fine rare old map here:
The region of the USA which we all call “southern California” was first settled by Tongva (or Gabrieleos) and Chumash Native American tribes thousands of years ago. By 1542 explorers for the Spanish Empire had claimed the region we now call Los Angeles for Spain. In this very rare early map of the “projected layout”…