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  • Bird's eye view of New-York & Brooklyn

    Bird's-eye view of New York City and Brooklyn showing Battery Park and Governors Island in the foreground; prominent features numbered with key below image.

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1851
  • Staunton, Va.

    Bird's-eye view of Staunton, Virginia showing a railroad station and the "American Hotel" in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Rau, Woldemar - Beyer, Edward
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1857
  • Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Capitol, looking west /

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking west with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1856
  • View of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville & Monticello, taken from Lewis Mountain /

    "Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1856, by Casimir Bohn, in the Clerks Office of the District Court, of the District of Columbia." Gift; Alan M. Voorhees; LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 953.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 95-37 Vault

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co. - Bohn, Casimir
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • About this Collection - Panoramic Maps - Collections

    The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, ...

    • Date: 1847
  • Birds' eye view of New-Orleans

    Bird's-eye view of New Orleans, Louisiana with the Mississippi River in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1851
  • Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Capitol, looking east /

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking east with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1857
  • Panoramic Artists and Publishers - Panoramic Maps - Collections

    The Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division holds panoramic maps done by Albert Ruger, Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler, Lucien R. Burleigh, Henry Wellge, and Oakley H. Bailey who were among the most prolific and successful panoramic map artists. Such well known print makers as Currier & Ives also made panoramic maps. Although this was not a leading panoramic mapmaking firm, this company's distinctive views ...

    • Date: 1829
  • Chicago.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 146 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along edges. AACR2: 651/1; 710/2

    • Contributor: Palmatary, J. T. (James T.) - Inger, Christian - Herline & Hensel - Braunhold & Sonne - Palmatary, J. T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Oshkosh, Wis. From H.L. Cottrill's Block /

    Bird's-eye view of Oshkosh, Wisconsin showing streets with horse-drawn carriages and pedestrian traffic.

    • Contributor: Kurz, Louis
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 185?
  • City of New York

    Bird's-eye view of New York City with Battery Park in the foreground and Brooklyn Heights in the lower right corner.

    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Parsons, Charles
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1856
  • View of the city of Whitewater, Wis. Walworth-County 1855.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 1067 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illus. and index to points of interest. AACR2

    • Contributor: Norris, Wellge & Co. - Beck & Pauli
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • View of Harrisburg, Penn.

    Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 788 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. illus. AACR2: 651/1; 710/1

    • Contributor: Williams, J. Thomas - E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • View of Washington

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking west with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1852
  • View of Georgetown D.C.

    View of Georgetown, D.C. looking west with the Potomac River on the left.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1855
  • Map of Cazenovia, Madison Co., N.Y. /

    Cadastral survey wall map showing buildings, lot lines, and landowners' names. Relief shown by hachures. Originally issued as a wall map; wooden rods removed from top and bottom edges of sheet. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset "Sketch of creek & plank road from the corporation boundary to Chittenango Falls", ill. of "Cazenovia Seminary", and ...

    • Contributor: Hart, Henry - Miller & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • View of St. Augustine, East Florida.

    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies, 1 copy given to P&P 8/12/69

    • Contributor: Horton, John S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Oswego, N.Y.

    Bird's-eye view of Oswego, New York, showing the mouth of the Oswego River at Lake Ontario.

    • Contributor: Moody, David William - Bradley, Lewis - Smith Bros. & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1855
  • Ludlow, Vt. 1859 From south hill /

    Bird's-eye view of Ludlow, Vermont showing railroad in foreground on the left.

    • Contributor: W. Endicott & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1859
  • Browse Maps by State - Panoramic Maps - Collections

    Select states on the map to browse items.

    • Date: 1847
  • Shasta, Shasta County, Cal.

    Bird's-eye view of Shasta, California.

    • Contributor: Kuchel & Dresel - Britton & Rey
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1856
  • View of York, Pa.

    LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 876.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. illus. AACR2: 651/1; 710/1

    • Contributor: Williams, J. Thomas - E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • New York

    Bird's-eye view of New York City with Battery Park in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Heine, Wilhelm - Kummer, Julius Hermann
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1851
  • Oregon City.

    LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.) 718 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: Richardson, James H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Our city, (St. Louis, Mo.)

    Bird's-eye view of Saint Louis, Missouri as seen from above the Mississippi River.

    • Contributor: A. Janicke & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1859