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    Bird's eye view of Philadelphia

    Bird's-eye view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the Schuykill River in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John - P.S. Duval & Son
    • Date: 1868
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    Vue de San-Francisco Vista de San-Francisco

    View of San Francisco, with people on hill in foreground.

    • Contributor: Deroy, Isador Laurent
    • Date: 1860
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    San Francisco. Bird's-eye view

    Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, California from above the bay looking west.

    • Contributor: Gifford, Charles
    • Date: 1864
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    San Francisco, 1862, from Russian Hill

    Panoramic view, in five sections, of San Francisco, California looking from Russian Hill; prominent features numbered with key below image.

    • Contributor: Gifford, Charles
    • Date: 1862
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    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
    • Date: 1861
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    Birds eye view of the city of Washington from the dome of the U.S. Capitol Looking west

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. with vignettes of prominent government and cultural buildings, and monuments depicted along the sides and bottom of the image.

    • Contributor: A. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1860
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    View of Baltimore City, Md., from the North

    Bird's-eye view of Baltimore, Maryland from the north, showing the Washington Monument in foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1862
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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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