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Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1896
This panoramic map shows Titusville, Pennsylvania, as it appeared in 1896. Located in western Pennsylvania, Titusville is known as the place where the modern oil industry began. In 1859, the recently formed Seneca Oil Company hired retired railroad conductor Edwin L. Drake to investigate suspected oil deposits near Titusville. Drake used an old steam engine to drill a well that began the first large-scale commercial extraction of petroleum. By the early 1860s, western Pennsylvania had been transformed by the oil boom. The numbered index at the bottom of the map ...
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Bird's Eye View of Cumberland, Maryland 1906
This panoramic map shows Cumberland, Maryland, as it appeared in 1906. Located on the Potomac River in the western part of the state, Cumberland was an important transportation hub early in the nation’s history. It was the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, built between 1828 and 1850 to link the Ohio River with Chesapeake Bay. It was the starting point of the National Road (also known as the Cumberland Road), on which construction began in 1811, and which ran westward to Vandalia, Illinois. Cumberland later became ...
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Image of the City of Constantinople, Which the Turks Call Istanbul, Portrayed as it is in Reality
This panoramic view of Constantinople in 1616 is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622−86). Numerous mosques, monuments, and other landmarks are labeled in Latin. Below the engraving of the city, which is by Pieter van den Keere (also seen as Petrus Kaerius, 1571−circa 1646), is a portrait of Emperor Constantine and a separately printed description in 16 columns. ‏The Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie Collection consists of 187 engravings from the late 1500s ...
Danzig, Nowadays a Very Crowded Market Town for the North, the West, and the Whole World
This panoramic view of Danzig (present-day Gdańsk) in 1617 is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622−86). ‏In the upper-left corner appear the coat of arms of Poland; in the upper-right hand corner, the coat of arms of Danzig. Below is a separately printed key in both Latin and German. At the bottom of the engraving is a description of the city, addressed to the reader, printed in 13 columns, in Latin and in German ...
Panorama of Florence, 1557
This panoramic view of Florence in 1557 is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622−86). ‏On the left side of the engraving is the coat of arms of the Medici family; on the right, the coat of arms of the city of Florence. The Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie collection consists of 187 engravings from the late 1500s and early 1600s. The prints originally were bound, ordered, and assigned a number. The early provenance of ...
Panorama of Genoa, 1553
This panoramic view of Genoa in 1553 is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622−86). ‏In the upper left is a brief description of the work and of the city, in Italian, by the artist, Anton van den Wyngaerde (died 1571). The Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie collection consists of 187 engravings from the late 1500s and early 1600s. The prints originally were bound, ordered, and assigned a number. The early provenance of the collection ...
The Very Large Portuguese City of Lisbon, a Most Famous Market Town for the Whole East and West India
This panoramic view of Lisbon in 1619 is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622-86). ‏The coat of arms of Portugal is in the upper-left corner; the coat of arms of Lisbon on the right. At the bottom of the engraving is a description of the city, printed in 16 columns, in French and in Latin. The Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie collection consists of 187 engravings from the late 1500s and early 1600s. The prints ...
Panorama of London from Southwark, 1600
This panoramic view of London from Southwark is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622−86). ‏In the upper-left corner is the coat of arms of England; in the upper right is the coat of arms of the city of London. The inset in the lower-left corner shows a view of Westminster; that in the lower-right corner a smaller plan of central London. In the middle of the panorama is a cartouche with a text, in ...
Representation of Hispalis, Generally Known as Seville, World-Famous City and Renowned in Spain
This panoramic view of Seville in 1619 is from the collection of cityscapes and broadsheets that once belonged to the Swedish statesman Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622−86). ‏At the bottom of the engraving is a description of the city, printed in 16 columns, in French. The print shows Seville from the right bank of the Guadalquivir River, with the Triana Bridge on the left, and the Spanish fleet below the Golden Tower on the right. The Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie Collection consists of 187 engravings from ...
Panoramic View of the Canal of Panama
French mathematician and surveyor Charles Muret made one of the first representations of a projected canal across the isthmus of Panama in about 1881, at the beginning of the French venture to build the canal, which was ultimately unsuccessful. Muret’s plaster cast of the topography of Panama was shown at the 1885 World Exhibition in Antwerp and was awarded a gold medal. Shown here is an engraving of the Muret plan by L. Wuhrer (Louis Charles Wuhrer, flourished 1874−1906). The image shows the ships entering the canal area ...
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View from Mountain behind Orca and Looking towards Observation Island, Alaska
This image is from the album of photographs compiled by Albert K. Fisher (1856−1948) to document the Harriman Expedition that explored the coast of Alaska in June and July of 1899. Fisher was an ornithologist and vertebrate zoologist who participated in many important scientific expeditions to the American West, including the Death Valley expedition of 1891 and biological surveys in California, Nevada, the Arizona Territory (including New Mexico), Utah, and portions of other western states in 1892. Fisher was also a member of the Harriman Expedition. The photograph is ...
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Elkins, West Virginia, 1897
This panoramic map shows Elkins, West Virginia, as it appeared in 1897. The city was developed as a railroad hub in the 1880s by two entrepreneurs and politicians: Henry Gassaway Davis (1823–1916) and Stephen Benton Elkins (1841–1911), with the city named after the latter. Both men served terms representing West Virginia in the U.S. Senate. The map shows the city of Elkins along the Tygart’s Valley River, with two bridges crossing the river—one for rail (adjacent to Railroad Avenue) and one for pedestrians and other ...
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Fort Reno, Oklahoma Territory, 1891
This panoramic map shows Fort Reno, Oklahoma Territory, as it appeared in 1891. Fort Reno was established as a U.S. military camp in 1874 during the American Indian Wars, and was named in honor of Major General Jesse L. Reno, who died in the American Civil War in 1862. The military camp remained fully functional until shortly after Oklahoma achieved statehood in 1907. The map shows the orderly layout of the camp. An index at the bottom of the map indicates the purpose of the buildings, which include barracks ...
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Bird’s Eye View of Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1881
This panoramic map shows Asbury Park, New Jersey, as it appeared in 1881. The ocean is shown at the bottom of the map, with the town extending away from the shoreline. Asbury Park was established in 1871 as an oceanfront community by manufacturer James A. Bradley (1830–1921), and was named for Methodist bishop Francis Asbury (1745–1816). The town boasted attractions such as a boardwalk with pavilions and a pier. On the map, the town has wide streets, ample trees, and three lakes: “Wesley,” “Sunset,” and “Deal.” A railroad ...
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Bird's Eye View of the City of Little Rock, the Capitol of Arkansas, 1871
This panoramic map shows Little Rock, Arkansas, as it appeared in 1871. Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, was officially incorporated in 1831. The area had been named in the 18th century for a rock formation near the Arkansas River by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe (1683–1765). In this view, the city streets can be seen laid out in an orderly fashion and extending away from the Arkansas River. Numerous vessels traverse the river or are docked along the shore; some vessel names are visible, such as ...
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Bird’s Eye View of Garfield, New Jersey, 1909
This panoramic map shows a view of Garfield, New Jersey, as it appeared in 1909. Garfield was originally known as East Passaic, but later was named in honor of U.S. President James Garfield. The map shows the town along the banks of the Passaic and Saddle rivers, with several bridges crossing the water. Street names in the town are visible, as well as a railway, labeled “Erie Railroad.” In the lower left corner of the map are five inset images, showing greater detail of several buildings: “Borough Hall,” “First ...
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Bird's Eye View of the City of Atlanta, the Capitol of Georgia, 1871
This panoramic map shows Atlanta, Georgia, as it appeared in 1871. The town sprang up at the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and Peachtree Creek; it later became a railroad settlement, located at the intersection of the Western & Atlantic Railroad and the Georgia Railroad. The capital of Georgia was moved to Atlanta in 1868. The importance of the railroad to the area is evident in this map, which shows a view looking northeast over the city. The railroad depot (Union Depot) is visible near the center of the image, with ...
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Belleville, Saint Clair County, Illinois, 1867
This panoramic map shows Belleville, Illinois, as it appeared in 1867. The name of the town is French, meaning “beautiful city.” Belleville was founded in 1814 and was officially incorporated as a city in 1850. An index at the bottom of the map indicates points of interest, including the public square, court house, railroad depot, coal mines, schools, and churches for German Protestant, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, German Methodist, and Catholic congregations. The panoramic map was a cartographic form popularly used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns in ...
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Cairo, Illinois, 1867
This panoramic map shows Cairo, Illinois, as it appeared in 1867. The city was located at the southernmost point of Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, across the Mississippi from Missouri. On this map, the settlement can be seen on the peninsula-shaped point located between the two rivers, with the Ohio River in the foreground and the Mississippi River in the background, with Missouri visible on the far shore of the Mississippi. Numerous steamboats are seen traversing the two rivers, indicating the importance of the area ...
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Bird's Eye View of the City of Champaign Looking from the South East. Champaign County, Illinois, 1869
This panoramic map shows Champaign, Illinois, as it appeared in 1869. The view, looking from the southeast, shows an area that is a hub of rail activity, with tracks running on the outskirts of and through the city. Multiple trains traverse the intersecting lines, which are labeled: Illinois Central Railroad, Champaign & Monticello Railroad, and Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western Railroad. The index at the bottom of the map indicates various points of interest, including several schools, Baptist, Congregational, Presbyterian, “Christian,” Catholic, and two Methodist churches, the city park, the gas works, and ...
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Wyandotte, Michigan, 1896
This panoramic map shows Wyandotte, Michigan, as it appeared in 1896. The city was built on land originally home to an American Indian tribe called the Wyandot. The map shows the city on the bank of the Detroit River, which provides passage for numerous sailing vessels and other ships. An index at the bottom center of the map indicates the location of various points of interest, including schools, churches, city hall, the opera house, and factories. The schools and churches, which include a German Roman Catholic school, a German Roman ...
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Aero View of Middletown, Connecticut, 1915
This panoramic map shows Middletown, Connecticut, as it appeared in 1915. Located along the Connecticut River, Middletown was originally known as Mattabeseck, the American Indian name for the area. Middletown was a port city and had extensive industry. The map shows ships in the river near Middletown, with densely-packed buildings (including homes, churches, shops, industry, and other city facilities) spreading away from the riverbank. The city sprawls into the surrounding hills. A train travels away from the area on the Air Line Railroad. Smaller images above and below the map ...
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Panoramic View of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1879
This panoramic map shows Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, as it appeared in 1879. Halifax Harbor (leading to the Atlantic Ocean) is in the foreground, with many different types of vessels, both sail- and steam-powered, seen proceeding in various directions. An inlet called the Northwest Arm is seen on the far side of the city, with small hills in the background. Near the harbor, the city is dense, with numerous small piers extending into the water, many with ships alongside. At the bottom of the ...
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Bird's Eye View of the City of Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, 1869
This panoramic map shows Moline (in Rock Island County), Illinois, as it appeared in 1869. The Mississippi River is in the foreground, with the city of Moline extending away from the water and into the hills. Several vessels are seen on the river, including barges and two steamboats named the Savanah and the Dubuque. Railroad tracks bisect the town and several trains are seen traveling on the multiple lines, which are identified as the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad and the Rockford, Rock Island & Saint Louis Railroad. A ...
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Madison, Wisconsin, 1867
This panoramic map shows Madison, Wisconsin, as it appeared in 1867. The capital of Wisconsin, the city was named for the fourth U.S. president, James Madison (1751–1836), one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Streets in the city are named for the other signers of the U.S. Constitution. In this view, the city is shown situated between two lakes: Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. A bridge crosses Lake Monona in the lower left foreground, and sailing vessels and other ships are visible on ...
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Chicago in 1868 from Schiller Street North Side to 12th Street South Side
This panoramic map shows Chicago, Illinois, as it appeared in 1868, from Schiller Street on the north side of town to 12th Street on the south side. Numerous large sailing vessels, ships, and steamboats are on Lake Michigan in the foreground. Vessels also can be seen along the branches of the Chicago River, which runs through the city. Multiple trains travel in different directions on railroad lines, including several on tracks built over a portion of the water on Lake Michigan. The city is dense, with many large buildings and ...
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Bird's Eye View of the City of Augusta, Maine, 1878
This panoramic map shows Augusta, Maine, as it appeared in 1878. Augusta has been the capital of Maine since 1827; the city is bisected by the Kennebec River. Steamboats and large sailing vessels are seen traveling on the river. An arrow drawn in the river indicates the flow of the water. On the far shore, a train runs along the Maine Central Railroad line. Further upstream, a railroad bridge and a covered bridge for pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages cross the water, connecting the two sides of the city. The Edwards ...
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Stockholm
Heinrich Neuhaus (1833–87) was a German-born map maker and lithographer who worked in Sweden for many years. His largest and best-known work is this panoramic map of Stockholm, which he created in the 1870s using an oblique image in isometric perspective. The buildings on the map are depicted with remarkable accuracy. Neuhaus is reported to have said that in order to produce the map, he walked through every neighborhood of the city and sketched the exterior of its buildings and other structures. The map captures the rapid growth of ...
Colony of European Immigrants
The Thereza Christina Maria Collection consists of 21,742 photographs assembled by Emperor Pedro II and left by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a vast range of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and the Brazilian people in the 19th century, as well as includes many photographs from Europe, Africa, and North America. This photograph by Albert Richard Dietze is part of a set of 53 numbered, signed, and dated photos, taken between 1869 and 1878, from the album Scenes from the Interior of ...
Colony of European Immigrants
The Thereza Christina Maria Collection consists of 21,742 photographs assembled by Emperor Pedro II and left by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a vast range of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and the Brazilian people in the 19th century, as well as includes many photographs from Europe, Africa, and North America. This photograph by Albert Richard Dietze is part of a set of 53 numbered, signed, and dated photos, taken between 1869 and 1878, from the album Vues de l' intérieur de ...
Philadelphia, from the State House Steeple, North, East and South
This lithograph is by Leo von Elliot (1816−90) after a sketch by Joseph Thoma. Little is known about either of these artists. The panoramic view of Philadelphia in the mid-19th century looks east toward the Delaware River, predominantly showing the area east of Fifth Street between Arch and South Streets from the State House (Independence Hall). It includes the Court House (later City Hall, 500 Chestnut Street) and the Philadelphia Library (the Library Company of Philadelphia, 105 South Fifth Street). Also seen are a flag flying on top of ...
Panorama of Philadelphia from the State House Steeple. East
This print is a panoramic view of Philadelphia as seen looking east toward the Delaware River from the State House (Independence Hall) steeple. The area of the city shown is mainly east of Fifth Street between Arch and South Streets. The numbered key indicates 11 landmarks visible in the print: (1) the Court House, i.e. City Hall; (2) the Philadelphia Library, i.e., Library Company of Philadelphia; (3) United States Bank, i.e., Second Bank of the United States; (4) Philadelphia Bank; (5) Girard Bank; (6) Pennsylvania Bank; (7 ...
Panorama of Philadelphia from the State House Steeple. North
This print is a panoramic view of Philadelphia as seen looking north toward North Philadelphia from the State House (Independence Hall) steeple. The area of the city shown is mainly north of Chestnut Street between the Delaware River and 25th Street. The numbered key indicates five landmarks visible in the print: (1) Saint Augustine Church; (2) Girard College; (3) Zion Church; (4) Franklin Square, between Race, Vine, North Sixth, and North Franklin Streets; and (5) Pennsylvania Hall. The north side of the 500 block of Chestnut Street, with several businesses ...
Panorama of Philadelphia from the State House Steeple. South
This print is a panoramic view of Philadelphia as seen looking south toward the Delaware River from the State House (Independence Hall) steeple. The area of the city shown is mainly between Independence Square, the river, and about 8th Street. The numbered key indicates seven landmarks visible in the print: (1) the Navy Yard at Southwark; (2) Shot Tower; (3) Philadelphia Prison, i.e., Moyamensing Prison; (4) Albert Barnes Church, i.e., First Presbyterian Church; (5) Pennsylvania Hospital; (6) Washington Square, between Sixth, Eighth, Walnut, and Spruce Streets; and (7 ...
Panorama of Philadelphia from the State House Steeple. West
This print is a panoramic view of Philadelphia as seen looking west toward West Philadelphia past the Schuylkill River. It mainly shows the area of the city between Arch Street and Gray's Ferry Avenue. Printed below the image is a partial key to eight of 15 (1-4, 8-12) landmarks visible in the print: (1) U.S. Naval Asylum; (2) [Blockley] Alms House; (3) Peale's Museum; (4) Walnut Street Theatre; (5) Cook's Circus, i.e., Thomas Cooke's equestrian circus; (6) Saint John's Church, i.e., Saint ...
Bird’s-Eye View of Property on Alleghany Avenue, Philadelphia, 25th Ward
This print shows a bird's eye view of the grid plan of the city of Philadelphia, looking southeast from Frankford Road in northeast Philadelphia toward the Delaware River. The area depicted lies between Westmoreland Street and a few blocks south of Columbia Street, consisting mainly of the open land surrounding the Aramingo Canal, the Reading Railroad depot between Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street, and the tracks of the Philadelphia, Trenton, and New York Railroad line. A few dwellings, churches, and other structures comprise the landscape, with a heavier concentration ...
Homestead, Pennsylvania, 1902
This panoramic map shows Homestead, Pennsylvania, as it appeared in 1902. Homestead was the site of a major steel mill owned by Andrew Carnegie and of a bloody strike in 1892 resulting from a dispute between the Carnegie Steel Company and the steelworkers union. The index at the bottom indicates points of interest, including the steel works and other major industrial facilities, railroad stations, schools, churches, and the city’s Carnegie Library. The number and variety of houses of worship—a synagogue and churches for Presbyterian, Baptist, Lutheran, Polish Catholic ...
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1902
This panoramic map shows Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as it appeared in 1902. The numbered index at the bottom indicates points of interest, including major railroad stations, the post office, Fort Pitt blockhouse, the courthouse, and the Frick, Carnegie, and Park buildings. With its elevated view, the map shows the growth of the city along the banks of Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River. The panoramic map was a cartographic form popularly used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns in the late ...
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Bird's-eye View of Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, 1870
This panoramic map shows Massillon, Ohio, as it appeared in 1870. Located along the east bank of the Tuscarawas River, Massillon was an important port town on the Ohio Canal linking Lake Erie and the Ohio River. The indices at the bottom of the map indicate points of interest, including schools, churches, the railroad depot, and mills, factories, iron works, and other industrial installations. The panoramic map was a cartographic form popularly used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ...
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Bird's-eye View of the City of Akron, Summit County, Ohio, 1870
This panoramic map shows Akron, Ohio, as it appeared in 1870. The key at the bottom indicates points of interest, including the courthouse, high school, county jail, railroad, and numerous churches. Illustrations depict important buildings, including the academy of music, Masonic temple, knife works, and two large factories for making mowers and reapers. The panoramic map was a cartographic form popularly used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also known as bird's-eye views or perspective maps, they are ...
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Toledo, Ohio, 1876
This panoramic map shows Toledo, Ohio, as it appeared in 1876. Toledo is located at the western end of Lake Erie and is where the Miami and Erie Canal enters the lake. The map shows a busy harbor and major points of interest, including freight elevators, the city’s many churches, and the depot of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, the main rail line between Chicago and Buffalo. The panoramic map was a cartographic form in popular use to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns in the ...
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