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    Bird's eye view, Philadelphia

    Bird's eye view of Philadelphia between the Schuykill River, in the foreground, and the Delaware River in the background; vignettes of prominent buildings along top and bottom borders.

    • Contributor: H.J. Toudy & Co.
    • Date: 1876
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    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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Hébert, John R. - Dempsey, Patrick E. (patrick Eugene)
    • Date: 1997

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