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Panoramic Maps of Illinois Including 64 City Maps 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 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. Victorian America's panoramic maps are quite remarkable in the perspective of the cities they capture. 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. These maps reveal much about the great contrasts and contradictions of the industrial age and the progressive era. 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. 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. Here is a complete list of the city maps included in this collection. Where you see a city listed several times, there are several different maps - either maps created in different years and/or by different map making companies. 1. Abingdon 1874 2. Alton 1867 3. Aurora 1867 4. Aurora 1882 5. Batavia 1869 6. Belleville 1867 7. Bloomington 1867 8. Cairo 1867 9. Cairo 1888 10. Centralia 1867 11. Champaign 1869 12. Chenoa 1869 13. Chicago 1857 14. Chicago 1860 15. Chicago 1868 16. Chicago 1871 17. Chicago d1871 18. Chicago 1874 19. Chicago 1890 20. Chicago 1892 21. Chicago 1892 22. Chicago 1893 23. Chicago 1893 24. Chicago 1897 25. Chicago 1898 26. Chicago 1916 27. Chicago 1916 28. Chicago 1916 29. Clinton 1869 30. Danville 1869 31. Decatur 1869 32. El Paso 1869 33. Elgin 1880 34. Geneva 1869 35. Highland 1894 36. Homer 1869 37. Kankakee 1869 38. Lincoln 1869 39. Loda 1869 40. Manteno 1869 41. Mattoon 1884 42. Moline 1869 43. Moline 1873 44. Moline 1889 45. Monmouth 1869 46. Mount Sterling 1869 47. Mount Vernon 1881 48. Naperville 1869 49. Salem (Menard County) 1837 50. Paxton 1869 51. Peoria 1867 52. Pontiac 1869 53. Princeton 1870 54. Rock Island 1869 55. Rock Island 1874 56. Rock Island 1889 57. Rockford 1880 1879 58. Rockford 1891 59. Sandwich 1869 60. Shelbyville 1869 61. Springfield 1867 62. Urbana 1869 63. World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago) 64. Young America 1869 Each map image on this CD is a super high resolution scan of an original panoramic map. Original maps were often as large as 36" x 36" or even larger. To offer all these maps at 100% detail, they are stored in either MRSid format or in JPEG 2000 format and require special viewers to be able to view all the details in these superb historical maps. Viewers and full viewing instructions for Windows computer platforms are included on this CD. Some Additional Map Samples Below you will find an example of the enlargement ability of the maps contained on this CD. You will see how you can view a small snapshot of the image all the way up to an incredible level of detail at the highest resolutions. The below set of images comes from Mystic CT and gives an excellent example of the level of detail in these maps at various levels of "magnification". (Smallest size of this image) (Small portion enlarged 2 times) (Small portion enlarged 3 times) (Small portion enlarged 4 times) (Small portion enlarged 5 times - this enlargement represents the full original size of the map when printed at full scale.) As you can see from the above images, each map offers hours of exploration and excitement as you explore the cities as they were 100 or more years ago. These maps may be viewed on your computer or printed out. The software will allow you to size the maps to any level of detail you wish and either print out the entire map or just a portion of it. (Even full scale maps can be printed with a large enough printer - like the ones used in your neighborhood poster and print shops.) To use this software, you must install the Map Viewing software which is included on the CD. This is a 30 second process and will allow you to view and manipulate/print all the maps in this CD collection in full detail. 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Illinois IL - 64 Vintage Panoramic City Maps on CD - B149

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illinois il 64 vintage panoramic city maps cd b149
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