How to View Maps
Maps and other large images are presented as GIF or JPEG files and require no special viewers, unless you choose to download and view maps offline.
The preceding overview and this bibliography were adapted from the introduction to Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada (2d ed., Washington: Library of Congress, 1984). The most comprehensive discussion and listing of panoramic maps is found in John W. Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America: Lithographs of Towns and Cities in the United States and Canada, Notes on the...
Panoramic Artists and Publishers
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...
The tradition of perspective mapping flowered in Europe in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Mathias Merian, George Braun, Franz Hogenberg, and others produced perspective maps of European cities. These early European town plans, most often portraying major political or marketing centers, were small in size and were generally incorporated in atlases or geographical books. The perspective was usually at a low oblique...