The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are well-known for their detailed and accurate depictions of city streets, buildings, and infrastructure. However, these maps also contain a hidden gem of artistic beauty: the title pages. These pages, often overlooked, are true masterpieces of design and illustration. Marsha Wilson – Jonson has captured the artistry of Sanborn Title Pages in her spectacular pyrography prints.
43″ x 35″, $2075
Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company first gained recognition for creating richly detailed fire insurance maps – maps that are so full of valuable information that they are still widely used today.
36″ x 31″, $775
Rich with valuable and detailed information, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – originally created as a product to help insurance companies assess the potential risks involved in underwriting policies – have developed into a tool with myriad uses for multiple industries.
30′ x 37″, $675
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps were published in books aimed at one City at a time. For the largest, most populous cities they made the fanciest title pages.
32” x 41”, framed $2275
Marsha was living in Waco when she found the Sanborn maps online and actually found the house she was living in on the maps dated 1926.
20″ x 24″, $615
She fell in love with the antique fonts and designs used in their title pages and has created this series burned on matt board paper.
36” x 24″, $1800
San Francisco was the first city outside of Texas Marsha chose to recreate. Presently she is working on a second San Francisco design, when she is not working on commissions.
Professionally framed in floating frame style, this Sanborn Series make a stunning display.