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  • About this Collection - Panoramic Maps - Collections

    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
  • Map and view of St. Louis, Mo.

    Includes illus. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 438 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Kershaw, James M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • East view of the village of North Bridgewater, Mass. 1844.

    LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 315 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "From a lithograph in possession of Mr. R. C. Kimball." Indexed for points of interest. AACR2: 651/1; 710/2

    • Contributor: Poole, A. F. - Stoner, J. J. - Beck & Pauli
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1844
  • Panoramic Artists and Publishers - Panoramic Maps - Collections

    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
  • View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena, in 1846-7 before the discovery of gold.

    "Designed & copied from views taken at the time." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 33.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. Includes signatures of J. D. Stevenson, Genl. M. G. Vallejo, George Hyde, and Capt. W. F. Swasey. AACR2: 651/1

    • Contributor: Bosqui Eng. & Print. Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846-18