27 October, 2007

City of Manila Map Postcard

This is the only map card of Manila (different from Metro Manila) in my collection. I believe this another reproduction of an art work, with the signature of a certain Grobe at the bottom left corner of the card. Unfortunately I couldn't find on the net any information who Grobe is. The map postcard shows schools, monuments, a train station and port, major roads (in English and Spanish), and other landmarks in Manila. It also shows the famous Pasig River and Manila Bay,

Manila Map Postcard

Manila lies at the mouth of the Pasig River on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, which is on the western side of Luzon. The river bisects the city in the middle. The layout of the city was haphazardly planned during Spanish Era as a set of communities surrounding the original Spanish Era walled city of Manila, called Intramuros. During the American Period, some semblance of city planning using the architectural designs and master plans by Daniel Burnham was done on the portions of the city south of the Pasig River.

Manila is bordered by several municipalities and cities in Metro Manila: Navotas and Caloocan City to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong City to the east, Makati City to the southeast, and Pasay City to the south.

SOURCE:
Lungsod ng Maynila

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