• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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