Nate Wessel

Jeannie’s Demise

These are a couple of maps I worked on for Jeannie’s Demise, a book chronicling the fallout of a botched abortion in Victorian Toronto. The maps had to be greyscale for print and were designed for roughly 5″ x 7″ space.

Everything had to be traced manually from old fire insurance maps which I georeferenced and, interestingly, I was able to make this entirely in QGIS — including some manual label placement and even the orthogonal call-out lines.