The Bird's Eye map was a popular and charming 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, birdseye maps, panoramic maps, perspective maps, 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. Artists, including the prolific Bird's Eye cartographers Albert Ruger, Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler, Lucien R. Burleigh, Henry Wellge, and Oakley H. Bailey, would travel town-to-town and, as overhead views in those days were limited to hot-air balloon flights, give the citizens an otherwise-unobtainable perspective. The majority of these lovely old maps were created for Northeastern U.S. cities and towns, with most other regions being represented- although some sparsely. We've taken great care to lovingly retouch this collection of vintage maps by removing the most distracting defects while still preserving their historic charm.
Our large-format, commercial, photographic printers allow the map to be printed clearly and without any distortion.
Printed to orderMuseum qualityAcid freeMatte finish200+ year inkPacked in a mailing tube
Custom printed to order, just for you.
Fits in a standard frame size.
Printed one at a time with the best available methods and materials, using museum-quality, acid-free, matte finish finish paper and 200+ year inks.
Shipped within one business day of your order, rolled in a rigid mailing tube.