THE ULTIMATE VINTAGE PANORAMIC MAPS
OVER 1,400+ VINTAGE PANORAMIC MAPS ON 3 DVD-ROM
DISKS! PLUS AS A SPECIAL BONUS ALSO INCLUDED IS THE RARE 1570
"THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM" WORLD MAP COLLECTION BY ABRAHAM ORTELIUS!
A $9.99 VALUE! INCLUDED HERE ABSOLUTELY FREE!
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE LOWEST COST
FOR THIS COLLECTION YOU WILL FIND. OTHERS ARE SELLING INDIVIDUAL
DISKS FOR $9.99 AND THE FULL MAP COLLECTION (THEIRS ARE ONLY 1,300
MAPS AND 30+ CD DISKS) FOR $149.00!!! DO YOU REALLY NEED 30+ DISKS!
PLUS WITH THEIRS YOU HAVE TO INSTALL SPECIAL SOFTWARE JUST TO VIEW
WE SAY NO WAY TO THE HIGH PRICES AND
WE ACQUIRED THE LATEST MAPS FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
AND PAINSTAKINGLY RE-DIGITIZED THEM MAKING SURE THAT THESE MAPS
WOULD HAVE A COMPARABLE QUALITY TO THE ORIGINALS AND WE DID IT! NOW
YOU CAN VIEW, EDIT OR PRINT FROM YOUR FAVORITE PICTURE VIEWING
SOFTWARE ALREADY INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER! THESE ARE ALL IN HIGH
QUALITY JPEG FORMAT AND ALL FILES HAVE DESCRIPTIVE NAMES WITH STATE
AND CITY NAME TO EASILY FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
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. This collection has over 1,400
panoramic maps, the bulk of which were done by Albert Ruger,
Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler, Lucien R. Burleigh, Henry Wellge, and
Oakley H. Bailey. These five artists prepared more than 55 percent
of the panoramic maps.
The tradition of perspective mapping flowered in Europe in the
late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Mathias Merian,
George Braun, Franz Hogenberg, and others produced perspective maps
of European cities. These early European town plans, most often
portraying major political or marketing centers, were small in size
and were generally incorporated in atlases or geographical books.
The perspective was usually at a low oblique angle, and streets
were seldom identified by name. In some instances, the views were
hypothetical, and one pattern might be used to represent various
A modified version of the Renaissance city view was employed in
the United States before the Civil War. Like their European
predecessors, these perspectives, usually of large cities, were
drawn at low oblique angles and at times even at ground level.
Street patterns were often indistinct. 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. These data were entered on the frame in his
workroom. Also popular during this period were views of American
cities drawn as though viewed from extremely great heights.
Victorian America's panoramic maps differ dramatically from the
Renaissance city perspectives. The post-Civil War town views are
more accurate and are drawn from a higher oblique angle. Small
towns as well as major urban centers were portrayed. Panoramic
mapping of urban centers was unique to North America in this era.
Most panoramic maps were published independently, not as plates in
an atlas or in a descriptive geographical book. Preparation and
sale of nineteenth-century panoramas were motivated by civic pride
and the desire of the city fathers to encourage commercial growth.
Many views were prepared for and endorsed by chambers of commerce
and other civic organizations and were used as advertisements of a
city's commercial and residential potential.
Panoramic maps not only showed the existing city but sometimes
also depicted areas planned for development. Real estate agents and
chambers of commerce used the maps to promote sales to prospective
buyers of homes and business properties. Henry Wellge's 1892
panorama of Norfolk, Virginia, for example, was distributed with
the compliments of Pollard Brothers Real Estate, and Thaddeus M.
Fowler's 1893 view of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, was commissioned
by realtor William G. Howell.
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 horse drawn 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.
Advances in lithography, photolithography, photoengraving, and
chromolithography, which made possible inexpensive and multiple
copies, along with prosperous communities willing to purchase
prints, made panoramic maps popular wall hangings during America's
Victorian Age. The citizen could view with pride his immediate
environment and point out his own property to guests, since the map
artist, for a suitable fee, obligingly included illustrations of
private homes as insets to the main city plan. As late as the
1920s, panoramic maps were still in vogue commercially.
LOOK AT SOME SAMPLES OF WHAT YOU
WILL RECEIVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE SAME QUALITY AS WHAT
YOU WILL RECEIVE, THE IMAGES HERE ARE DRASTICALLY REDUCED IN ORDER
TO SPEED PAGE LOAD TIMES.)
AN EXAMPLE OF NORMAL VIEW
AN EXAMPLE OF ZOOM VIEW ON CENTER OF
THE ABOVE WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE OF THE SIZE IF
PRINTED! LOOK AT THE FINE DETAIL AND RESOLUTION!
HERE IS THE LIST OF STATES AND
NUMBER OF MAPS OF EACH. WE HAVE ALSO INCLUDED THE CANADIAN MAPS ON
U.S. State Panoramic Maps
District Of Columbia
# of Maps
+ THE SPECIAL BONUS
THE RARE 1570 "THEATRUM ORBIS
TERRARUM" WORLD MAP COLLECTION BY ABRAHAM ORTELIUS!
THIS IS THE COMPLETE COLLECTION INCLUDES ALL TEXT PAGES AND MAPS
(53 MAP PAGES)
ALL PICTURE FILES ARE IN HIGH QUALITY JPEG FORMAT. SOME OF THESE
FILES ARE OVER 30MB IN SIZE.
YOU SIMPLY WILL NOT FIND THIS DEAL ANYWHERE ELSE!
ALL FOR SUCH A LOW PRICE!
JUST REMEMBER THAT THE SAMPLE PAGES ARE DRASTICALLY REDUCED IN
SIZE OR THIS PAGE WOULD TAKE FOREVER TO LOAD! THESE SAMPLES ARE NOT
THE ACTUAL SIZE OF THE FILES ON THE DISK.
WHILE THE OTHERS CHARGE $9.99 PER CD DISK OR $149.00 FOR THEIR
COMPLETE SET (OURS HAS MORE!!) WE GIVE ALL OF THIS TO YOU FOR 1 LOW
PRICE. AND DON'T FORGET THE SPECIAL BONUS WHICH IS ONLY AVAILABLE
WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS FULL SET!
THIS IS A 3 DVD DISK SET WITH OVER
1,400 VINTAGE PANORAMIC MAPS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE ON THEM. THEY ARE
VIEWABLE ON YOUR COMPUTER WITH YOUR NORMAL PICTURE VIEWING SOFTWARE
THAT CAN VIEW JPEG FILES. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE THE WINDOWS
PICTURE AND FAX VIEWER AS THE MOST CONVENIENT TO VIEW AND ZOOM AND
THEN GO TO THE NEXT IMAGE. WE HAVE ALSO INCLUDED A FREE PICTURE
VIEWER THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 95 ON UP IF YOU DESIRE. YOU
CAN PRINT OUT PAGES OR VIEW ON THE COMPUTER. THE BEST PART IS THEY
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