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City Maps

City map art is a fascinating art category that depicts human life in a unique way. Unlike other forms of city art, city map art gives the viewer a 'birds-eye view' at the growth and development of human civilization. This form of geographic art has considerable appeal as an aesthetic image however, many of these works are prized for their historical value.

City map art, like all forms of geographic art and cartography, are fairly simple in their execution. These images use basic lines and icons in order to help the viewer understand the subject in its entirety. In many ways, city map art is the ultimate form of minimalist art, since it's capable of capturing a spectrum of information with very little detail.

City Maps Artwork

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City of New York Map
by Lantern Press
36" x 25"
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1890 Guilmin Map of Paris, France with Monuments
by Unknown
24" x 18"
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Pittsburgh Map, 1902
by Lantern Press
36" x 24"
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Charleston, South Carolina Map
by Lantern Press
36" x 24"
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Sepia Map Of London
by Vision Studio
16" x 12"
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New Orleans & Mississippi River Map
by Lantern Press
36" x 24"
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1507 Waldseemuller Very Hi Res XL
by Vintage Lavoie
18" x 10"
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Euro Map II - Rome
by Tre Sorelle Studios
18" x 18"
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New York My Story
by Tina Carlson
13" x 13"
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St Louis Worlds Fair
by Vintage Apple Collection
36" x 27"
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Chicago, 1895
by Street map, 1895
18" x 24"
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Map of San Francisco, California, 1912
by August Chevalier
22" x 24"
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City Map of Boston
by Vision Studio
20" x 26"
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Medium Wine Map (H) II
by Vision Studio
19" x 13"
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Plan Of The City Of New York
by Bernard Ratzer
23" x 30"
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All About Paris III
by Tre Sorelle Studios
12" x 12"
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1652 Gomboust Map of Paris, France
by Unknown
24" x 24"
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Euro Map I - Paris
by Tre Sorelle Studios
18" x 18"
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Map of Rome
by Vision Studio
14" x 11"
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New York City, 1895
by Street map, 1895
18" x 24"
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Map of Paris circa 1931 including monuments
by Unknown
24" x 18"
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EWR Newark Airport Black
by Naxart
18" x 24"
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LAX Los Angeles Airport Black
by Naxart
18" x 24"
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Roma Map Panel in Wood
by Wild Apple Portfolio
8" x 24"
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Plan de Paris - green
by Unknown
40" x 32"
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Plan of Chicago
by Laura Mitchell
22" x 26"
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Petite Map of Georgia
by Unknown
16" x 20"
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Graphic Map of New York
by Vision Studio
20" x 38"
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Graphic Map of Chicago
by Vision Studio
20" x 38"
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Plan of Washington, D.C.
by Laura Mitchell
26" x 22"
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City Map of New Orleans
by Vision Studio
20" x 26"
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City & University of Oxford
by Unknown
18" x 22"
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Map of Norfolk
by Unknown
22" x 18"
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Map of Cambridge
by Unknown
22" x 18"
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Sepia Map Of Rome
by Vision Studio
19" x 13"
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As a historic image, city map art has much to say. The availability and necessity of maps and plans in architecture means that city map prints can be used to see the growth of a city in nearly perfect detail. For example, compare 'The First Map of Paris' with the later 'Plan de Paris' and the amount of growth is nearly astounding in scope. This 'snap-shot' effect is one of the main reasons by city map art is so popular, particularly among modern historical fine art enthusiasts.

Unlike many other forms of map art, city map art is rarely used in the form of educational posters. However, city map prints can be used in an educational contexts, particularly in higher education institutions, where the visual anatomy of an individual city can be explored for a variety of reasons, such as anthropology, history, architecture, and archaeology.
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