Monday, October 03, 2011

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Typography

Title pages, headings and letterforms clipped, cropped and isolated from maps and map publications issued between about 1880 and 1920.
"D. A. Sanborn, a young surveyor from Somerville, Massachusetts, was engaged in 1866 by the Aetna Insurance Company to prepare insurance maps for several cities in Tennessee. Following his assignment in Tennessee for Aetna, he established the D. A. Sanborn National Insurance Diagram Bureau in New York City in 1867. 11 From this modest beginning grew the specialized company that has compiled and published maps for the fire insurance industry for more than a hundred years."








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