Panoramic maps collection
Panoramic Maps, 1847-1921 | American Memory
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Collection contains about 1,700 idealized schematic views of towns and cities; a wealth of detail in setting, streets, and buildings. The majority of items presented here are documented in "Panoramic maps of cities in the United States and Canada", second edition (1984), by John R. Hébert and Patrick E. Dempsey.
Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
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, ...
Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Hébert, John R. - Dempsey, Patrick E. (Patrick Eugene)