• About this Collection -- Panoramic Maps

    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
  • Panoramic Artists and Publishers -- Panoramic Maps

    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
  • Sacramento city, Ca. from the foot of J. Street, showing I., J., & K. Sts. with the Sierra Nevada in the distance /

    Prominent buildings identified by letter with key below image. Copyright by A. Brainerd. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 31.2 Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York ...

    • Contributor: Parsons, Charles - Cooper, George Victor
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1850
  • View of Sacramento City as it appeared during the great inundation in January 1850 /

    Sacramento, California during the flood of January 1850.

    • Contributor: Sarony, Napoleon - Bainbridge, Henry - Casilear, George W.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1850
  • 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
  • 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?