• 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
  • Our city, (St. Louis, Mo.)

    1 print : lithograph, color ; 44 x 56 cm. (image with accompanying text) | 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
  • Ludlow, Vt. 1859 From south hill /

    1 print : lithograph, color ; 45 x 60.5 cm. (image with accompanying text) | 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
  • 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
  • Hamilton, C.W.

    1 print : lithograph with 2 tint stones ; 65 x 91 cm. (image with accompanying text) | Bird's-eye view of Hamilton, Ontario in 1859, showing harbor in the distance; with key identifying prominent buildings.

    • Contributor: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Rice, G. S.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1859