Bird’s Eye View Map As A Perfect Gift

Notwithstanding the presence of digital maps and folded paper maps, urban map illustration has retained its popularity as a type of art that can help with navigation through a more entertaining manner. The physical elements of a landscape in brilliant design and colour bring life to a city and easily create a feeling of instant recognition.

Trent Valley Archives offers a selection of maps and books as gifts for your history-loving friends and family. You can buy a map for yourself to support the work of TVA in the preservation of local history. Two special maps from the archives include the 1895 Bird’s Eye View Map of the town of Peterborough and the 1896 Cameron Map of Peterborough.

According to TVA’s archivist, Elwood Jones, the maps are the best wall decorations in TVA’s reading room. For the very first time, copies of the bird’s eye view maps are being offered. The bird’s eye view map shows the town of Peterborough as viewed from above. The map includes details of several commercial buildings and industrial works with 25 lithographic advertisements of local businesses. Something that is completely unique to TVA copies is the paste-over ad for Canadian Canoe Museum.

The 1896 Cameron Map of Peterborough was created by Alfred Cameron, an Ontario land surveyor. The basis of the bird’s eye view map is the plans of the Registry Office before the Trent Canal and Lift Locks were built. The map is an important guide for those looking for information about properties in Peter because it can be used to trace the railway lines and how developers drew up plans in the city with some of them never completed. The printed copy of the map measures 61cm by 91cm and costs $60. The map is a perfect gift for a hard-to-buy person on your list.

It is certainly difficult to find a gift for a boss who has everything but he will surely be impressed with the urban map illustration of the city. Instead of a printed copy, you can commission a map illustrator for a custom drawing complete with landmarks, streets and buildings in full colour.