Bird's Eye View Winona MN 1874
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- Format: 14 in. x 11 in.
- Publisher: Olde Yankee Maps
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- Product ##: 9422
A popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns furing the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the panoramic map. Known also a bird’s-eye views, perspective maps, panoramas, 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.
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. Most post-Civil War panoramic maps were of parochial interest, highlighting small cities and towns.
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