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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 Collection of the Central United States Here are the States included in this CD AR KY LA TN Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! Illinois IL Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! Indiana IN Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! Iowa..
$74.97
Panoramic Map CD Collection of the Eastern United States Here are the States included in this CD Connecticut CT Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! FL GA & AL Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! Maine ME Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! ..
$124.97
Panoramic Map CD Collection of the Entire United States Here are the States included in this CD AR KY LA TN Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! Illinois IL Vintage Panoramic Maps CD! Indiana IN Vintage Panoramic Maps CD..
$199.97
Panoramic Map CD of Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana & Tennessee Here are the cities included in this CD Arkansas 1. Hot Springs 1888? 2. Little Rock 1871 3. Little Rock 1887 4. Van Buren 1888 5. Te..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of California Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Auburn 1887? 2. Bakersfield c1901 3. Berkeley 1909? 4. Coronado 188-? 5. Eureka 1902 6. Fresno 1901 7. Healdsburg / Russ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Colorado Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Aspen 1893 2. Black Hawk 1882 3. Buena Vista 1882 4. Canon City 1882 5. Central City (Imaginary place) 1887 6. Colorado Springs..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Connecticut Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Ansonia 1921 2. Birmingham 1876 3. Bridgeport 1875 4. Bristol 1889 5. Bristol 1906 6. Cheshire 1882 7. Clinton 1881 ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Florida, Georgia and Alabama Here are the cities included in this CD Florida 1. Cedar Key 1884 2. De Land 1884 3. Green Cove Springs 1885 4. Jacksonville 1876 5. Jacksonville 1893..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Illinois Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Alton 1867 2. Aurora 1867 3. Aurora 1882 4. Batavia 1869 5. Belleville 1867 6. Bloomington 1867 7. Cairo 1867 8. Cair..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Indiana Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Attica 1869 2. Delphi 1868 3. Evansville 1888 4. Fort Wayne 1868 5. Fort Wayne 1907 6. Greencastle 1886 7. Kokomo 1868 8..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Iowa Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Blairstown 1868 2. Burlington 1889 3. Cedar Rapids / Kingston 1868 4. Council Bluffs 1868 5. Davenport / Council Bluffs / Atlantic / Musca..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska & Nevada Here are the cities included in this CD Montana 1. Billings 1904 2. Butte 1884 3. Great Falls 1891 4. Helena 1875 5. Hel..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Maine Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Bangor 1875 2. Bar Harbor 1886 3. Blue Hill 1896 4. Bridgton 1888 5. Dixfield 1896 6. Eastport 1879 7. Gardiner/ Pittston 187..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Maryland Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Baltimore 1862 2. Baltimore 1870 3. Baltimore 1880 4. Baltimore 1912 5. Chestertown 1907 6. Cumberland 1906 7. Elkton..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Massachusetts Volume I Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Adams 1882 2. Amesbury 1890 3. Amesbury 1914 4. Amherst 1886 5. Ashland 1878 6. Athol 1887 7. Ayer 1886 ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Massachusetts Volume II Here are the cities included in this CD 51. Holyoke 1877 52. Holyoke / South Hadley Falls 1881 53. Hopedale 1899 54. Hopkinton 1880 55. Housatonic 1890 56...
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Michigan Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Adrian 1866 2. Albion (Calhoun County) 1868? 3. Ann Arbor 1880 4. Battle Creek 1869? 5. Battle Creek 1870? 6. Battle Creek 188-..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Minnesota Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Anoka 1869 2. Appleton / Granite Falls / Montevideo / Preston 1874 3. Austin 1870 4. Brainerd 1914 5. Duluth 1883 6. Duluth 18..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of Missouri Here are the cities included in this CD 1. Aurora 1891 2. Brookfield 1869 3. California 1869 4. Carthage 1891 5. Chillicothe 1869 6. Columbia 1869 7. Hannibal 1869 ..
$9.97
Panoramic Map CD of North & South Carolina Here are the cities included in this CD North Carolina 1. Asheville 1891 2. Asheville 1912 3. Black Mountain 1912 4. Durham / East Durham 1891 5. Greens..
$9.97
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