I’m thankful that I hung onto my map collection of both NYC and countrywide, which I began acquiring in the early 1970s at age 12 and came to number over 300 at its peak. If scanning them isn’t too much trouble I may feature them here from time to time, but what I’m really looking for is away to get them digitized for an affordable amount. Any ideas out there?
This is Akron, OH, the USA rubber capital, as it looked on maps in the late 1950s.
Geographia Maps, established by Alexander Gross, used to publish maps for hundreds of cities around the country, but today restricts itself to the NYC metropolitan area. It still maintains hand-drawn and typeset editions, unlike other major mapmakers like Hagstrom, Rand McNally and Google, which all began with computerized digital maps or switched over long ago.