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Maps & Geospatial: Sanborn Maps

Initially created to estimate fire insurance risks, the company's maps are frequently used for historical research, and for preservation and restoration efforts.

Fire Insurance Maps of Other Countries

Canada

Cuba

Mexico

Goad Fire Insurance Plans (British Isles) [The British Library]

"Goad insurance plans were made for most important towns and cities of the British Isles at the scales of 1:480 (1 inch to 40 feet). They provide a record of all the individual buildings and businesses within a street. The British Library holds a comprehensive collection of fire insurance plans produced by the firm Charles E. Goad Ltd. dating back to 1885.