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Being the nerds we are, we here at Static love a good map, especially a good map of Baltimore. Somehow divining this, the 59 King (aka Paul Fehler) of the Big Map Blog ( recently e-mailed us a link to his post about a “pseudo-isometric” overhead view of downtown Baltimore as captured in 1977 for a map commissioned by the city (dig the happening type treatment on the city’s-name-as-logo). Fehler found it via Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries and republished it for the intertubes, and for us; you can view it at various resolutions (pretty much down to the block—so cool) on his blog, and download a version as well. You can also check out other Baltimore maps he’s uncovered—that URL, once again, is, and you can search up Charm City cartography via the “Baltimore” tag. He says more local maps are on the way.

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