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Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929

is a digitalized collection of this once 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 non-photographic 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. (Library of Congress)

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Birds eye view of Alexandria, Va. Magnus, Charles. New York ; Washington, D.C. : Chas. Magnus, [1863]

Alexandria, Va.

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