• 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
  • 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
  • Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 1861

    Bird's-eye view of Virginia City from the "Gould & Curry" claim, with 30 individual views of commercial buildings and residences forming the border.

    • Contributor: Kuchel, Charles Conrad - Brown, Grafton Tyler - Kurz & Allison
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1861
  • Parkersburg.

    LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 1004 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: A. Hoen & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Town of Phillippi, Barbour County, West Virginia. 1861.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 1008 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1

    • Contributor: Pool, M. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861