• Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Capitol, looking west /

    1 print : lithograph, color ; sheet 56.5 x 85.5 cm. | 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; DLC LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 953.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 view ; 46 x 68 cm., on sheet 57 x 76 cm.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Shasta, Shasta County, Cal.

    1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 32 x 48 cm. (image with accompanying text) | Bird's-eye view of Shasta, California.

    • Contributor: Kuchel & Dresel - Britton & Rey
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1856
  • San Francisco.

    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 1 map ; 18 x 94 cm.

    • Contributor: Méryon, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • 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
  • City of New York

    1 print : lithograph, color ; 58.5 x 74.5 cm (image with accompanying text) | 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