Early 20th Century Atlas/Almanac lettering

Can anyone tell me a bit more about this? It seems hand-lettered, but is it in a certain style? Are there current typefaces/fonts I can look at for more on this? Thanks all!


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All Sanborn maps are hand lettered, although only by a few artists. Many of the 'american' typefaces in the Solotype catalog will have a similar feel.