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Panoramic Map CDs

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 (1847 to 1929.) 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.

Panoramic maps were frequently commissioned by a chamber of commerce or real estate agency and were often subscribed to by various members of the rising middle class who displayed views of their hometown with great civic pride. These maps reveal much about the great contrasts and contradictions of the industrial age and the progressive era.

Panoramic maps graphically depict the vibrant life of a city. Harbors are shown choked with ships, often to the extent of constituting hazards to navigation. Trains speed along railroad tracks, at times on the same roadbed with locomotives and cars headed in the opposite direction. People and horsedrawn carriages fill the streets, and smoke belches from the stacks of industrial plants. Urban and industrial development in post-Civil War America is vividly portrayed in the maps.

Preparation of panoramic maps involved a vast amount of painstakingly detailed labor. For each project a frame or projection was developed, showing in perspective the pattern of streets. The artist then walked in the street, sketching buildings, trees, and other features to present a complete and accurate landscape as though seen from an elevation of 2,000 to 3,000 feet.

Each image on every CD is a super high resolution scan of the original map and software that is included in each CD lets you view the map in any degree of detail you want - anything from postcard sized all the way to wall sized - complete with features to allow you to manipulate the map in a wide variety of ways - even printing out the entire map or just a portion of it to your printer in any size you want.

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Panoramic Map CD of New Hampshire Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Alton / Alton Bay 1888 2. Antrim / Clinton 1887 3. Ashland 1883 4. Bethlehem 1883 5. Bristol 1884 6. Claremont 1877 7..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of New Jersey Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Absecon 1924 2. Arlington (Kearny) 1907? 3. Asbury Park 1881 4. Asbury Park / Ocean Grove 1897 5. Asbury Park 1910 6. Atlanti..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of New York Volume I Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Albany 1879 2. Albion (Orleans County) 1880 3. Altamont 1889 4. Altamont 1890 5. Amityville 1925 6. Amsterdam 1881 ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of New York Volume II Here are the cities included in this CD 97. New York 1867 98. New York 1870 99. New York / Battery Park (New York) 1873 100. New York / Battery Park (New York) 1873 ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Ohio Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Akron 1870 2. Akron 1882 3. Akron 1882 4. Amesville / Guysville / Stewart 1875 5. Ashtabula 1896 6. Barnesville 1899 7. Bellai..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Pennsylvania Volume I Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Alburtis / Lockridge 1893 2. Allentown 1879 3. Allentown 1901 1900 4. Allentown 1922 5. Allentown 1922 6. Altoona ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Pennsylvania Volume II Here are the cities included in this CD 101. Millersburg 1894 102. Millersville 1894 103. Miners Mills / Mill Creek 1892 104. Minersville 1889 105. Mohnton 1898 ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Texas Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Alvord 1890 2. Amarillo 1912 3. Childress 1890 4. Clarendon 1890 5. Dallas 1892 6. Denison 1886 1885 7. Denison 1891 8. ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Vermont Here are the cities included in this CD 1 White River Junction 1889 2. Barre 1891 3. Bellows Falls 1886 4. Bennington 1887 5. Bethel 1886 6. Brattleboro 1886 7. Brist..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Virginia Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Alexandria 1863 2. Alexandria 189- 3. Bedford 1891 4. Bristol 1912 5. Buena Vista 1891 6. Emporia 1907 7. Franklin 1907 ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Washington DC Here are the years included in this CD 1. Brookland (Washington) 1895 2. Georgetown (Washington) 1855 3. Washington 1852 4. Washington 1856 5. Washington 1857 6. Was..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Washington Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Walla Walla 1885 2. Cheney 1884 3. Dayton 1884 4. Olympia / East Olympia / Tumwater 1879 1878 5. Olympia 1903 6. Port Townsen..
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Panoramic Map CD of West Virginia Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Benwood c1882 2. Berkeley Springs c1889 3. Bluefield 1911 4. Buckhannon 1900 5. Cairo 1899 6. Cameron 1899 7. Clarksb..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Wisconsin Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Antigo 1886 2. Appleton 1867 3. Ashland 1886 4. Ashland 1890 5. Bayfield 1886 6. Beaver Dam 1867 7. Beloit 1890 8. B..
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