Seattle 1878 Birds-Eye View w/ Blue Water Wall Map - This panoramic map provides a look into old Seattle as it were in 1879 just a decade before the Great Seattle fire of 1889. Originally published by A.L. Bancroft & Company in 1878, the map depicts a perspective of the city from the Puget Sound. Detailed illustrations on the map include buildings, railways, waterfront piers, and ships sailing. In the distance appears Lake Washington and the Cascade mountains.