Can you guess the US city from these incredible 19th century maps? – The Sun

RARE 19th century maps provide a glimpse into the urban landscape of US cities in post-Civil War America.

The full-color illustrations show some of the country's greatest cities in their earlier days, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and the nation's capital of Washington D.C.

One map features the famous Washington Monument – then only eight years old – while another displays the proposed site of the famed 1892 World's Exposition fair celebrating industrial development.

So, can you guess them all?

Map printing came about in the mid-19th century after American inventor Richard March Hoe created the first rotary press in 1843.

His creation brought the United States closer to achieving mass print production.

But it wasn't until the early 1900s that illustrations became a staple of magazines and other print publications.

As such, the vibrant vintage maps were and still are a rarity.

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