Everything moves a lot faster today than it used to, and I guess that's why I love looking at the older stuff. These treatments for the different maps are not only intriquite, but they create a sort of personality that defines the city the map is made for.
Each map is somewhat similar to the next, but like I said before, each one has its own identity. Since everyone has a smartphone or gps now, maps have become pretty outdated. It's pretty sad, considering that these treatments pretty much sell themselves (I'd probably end up buying several regardless of the city). Even though these are for insurance companies, they still feel so much more professional.
I know I would never be able to make anything close to what these look like, but I definitely plan on giving it a shot, and I think you should too!