This map features Buffalo from 1880 and in my opinion is more spectacular than the map from 1902. The waterfront area alone is well worth the view. The map was originaly published in Newark, New Jersey in 1902 by the Landis & Alsop Publishing Company.
In order to view the map to its fullest degree, you will need to download it to your computer (13 meg) as well as the MrSid Viewer (2.9 meg). In order to make viewing the map easier - or the next map which will be available in the following installment of the Photograph Collection - it is recommended that you download both the maps and the viewer to the same directory. Once installed, you will be able to zoom in and out as well as scroll around the map in 4 directions. The detail is incredible as you will be able to zoom in on individual buildings and details. Keep in mind that BOTH of these map files will be lengthly downloads especially for those with slower internet connections, but once you see what the map has to offer you'll find that it was worth the wait. As a research tool, the map is invaluable.
The MrSid viewer is fromLizardTech, Inc.. While the Buffalo History Works' Photograph Collection provides the download of the MrSid viewer for the PC, a Macintosh version of the viewer can be found at the Lizardtech site. The Buffalo History Works provides the MrSid viewer as a courtesy and does not provide any technical assistance or support for the viewer. Please visit LizardTech Inc.'s Web site if you have any difficulties installing or running the viewer. However, please if you have any difficulty downloading the program or the map.
Download the Buffalo, 1880 Map(13 meg)
This is the second of two installments of the "birds-eye" maps of Buffalo from the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress. The first map is now located in the