Birds-Eye View of Toronto 1876 36x24” print ($60 CAD)
The American artist Peter Alfred Gross spent most of his early life illustrating civic bird's eye views in Ohio and West Virginia before moving to Toronto in 1876, making this, and leaving a year later to pursue painting in France. Maybe drawing this map broke him — compared to most other drawings in the genre, its 124 building vignettes and 133 numbered references were absolutely staggering. It’s a shame there isn’t a version of this in better shape, but with its age and deterioration you might find charm and history. I'm reprinting this at a deluxe-but-easily-framed size with a half-inch margin.