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  • 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 Artists and Publishers, and a Union Catalog of their Work, 1825-1925 (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1984). Besides listing extensive bibliographic data for over 4,400 different views, Reps provides background information about the compilation and business production of these views, including a discussion of the number of views published. He also provides biographical information about the individual artists.
  • Beckman, Thomas. Milwaukee Illustrated: Panoramic and Bird's-Eye Views of a Midwestern Metropolis, 1844-1908. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Center, 1978. Exhibition dates: April 14-June 18, 1978.
  • Canada. Public Archives. Bird's-Eye Views of Canadian Cites: An Exhibition of Panoramic Maps (1865-1905), July to November 1976. Ottawa: Public Archives of Canada, 1976.
  • Comstock, Jim, and Peter Wallace. West Virginia Picture Book. Richwood, W.Va.: Jim Comstock, 1978. West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, vol. 51.
  • Cummings, John W., comp. A Preliminary Checklist of 19th Century Lithographs of Michigan Cities and Towns. Mount Pleasant, Mich.: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, 1969.
  • "Early Views of Midwestern American Cities." Chicago Historical Society Bulletin, 2d series, 2, (March 1936): 7-24.
  • Fornwalt, Russell J. "Bird's-Eye Views of America Collected by Virginia Hobbyist." The Collector, Heyworth, Ill., August 1981, p. 3.
  • Hansen, Judith W., comp. Pennsylvania Prints: From the Collection of John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager: Lithographs, Engravings, Aquatints, and Watercolors from "The Tavern Restaurant." University Park, Pa.: Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, 1980. Exhibition dates: January 13-March 30, 1980.
  • H├ębert, John R. "Panoramic Maps of American Cities," Special Libraries, 63 (December 1972):554-562.
  • _______ "Western City Panoramic Maps." 1975. Unpublished article available in the Geography and Map Division Pamphlet File.
  • Holzer, Harold. "Bird's-Eye Maps: Regional Chauvinism in Lithographs." The Antique Trader (Weekly), July 20, 1977, pp. 40-44.
  • Kerfoot, Glenn. "Super Sleuth of the Bird's Eye Views." The Antique Trader (Weekly), July 29, 1981, pp. 80-83. This article deals primarily with the collecting of panoramic maps by Mr. James R. Warren, Sr.
  • Maryland Historical Society. A. Hoen on Stone: Lithographs of E. Weber & Co. and A. Hoen & Co. 1835-1969. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1969. Exhibition dates: May 5-June 30, 1969.
  • Marzio, Peter C. "American Lithographic Technology Before the Civil War." Prints in and of America to 1850, edited by John D. Morse. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1970.
  • _______ The Democratic Art: An Exhibition on the History of Chromolithography in America 1840-1900. Fort Worth, Tex.: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1979. Exhibition dates: September 6-October 21, 1979.
  • Maule, Elizabeth Singer. Bird's Eye Views of Wisconsin Communities: A Preliminary Checklist. Madison, Wis.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1977.
  • Peters, Harry T. America on Stone. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1931.
  • _______ California on Stone. Garden City, N.Y.: Arno Press, 1935.
  • Reps, John W. Cities of the American West: A History of Frontier Urban Planning. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1979.
  • _______ Cities on Stone. Nineteenth Century Lithograph Images of the Urban West. Fort Worth, Tex.: Amon Carter Museum, 1976.
  • _______ The Making of Urban America. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1965.
  • Stout, Leon J. "Pennsylvania Towns Views, 1850- 1922: A Union Catalogue." The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, 58 (July 1975): 409-428; 58(October 1975): 546-571; 59 (January 1976): 88-109.
  • Warren, James R., Sr. "Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler, Bird's-eye View Artist." Special Libraries Association, Geography and Map Division Bulletin, No. 120, June 1980, pp. 27-35.
  • Warren, James R., Sr., and Donald A. Wise. "Two Bird's-eye View Artists: The Bailey Brothers." Special Libraries Association, Geography and Map Division Bulletin, No. 124, June 1981, pp. 20-30.
  • Watson, Douglas S. California in the Fifties: Fifty Views of Cities and Mining Towns in California and the West, originally drawn on stone by Kuchel & Dresel and other early San Francisco lithographers. San Francisco, Calif.: John Howell, 1936.
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