Monday, November 17, 2003

I can see my house from here

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, and major landscape features in perspective.

A collection of over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian panoramic maps from 1847-1929.

(via Neat New Stuff on the Net)

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