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A remarkable bird’s-eye view of India

A most unusual image, of the utmost rarity. This bird’s-eye view depicts the subcontinent as it might be seen from somewhere high above the Indian ocean just south of Sri Lanka. The coverage is from the Himalayas south to include all of peninsular India as well as Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). From east to west it extends […]

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Julius Hermann Kummer del. and lith., BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF HARVARD COLLEGE, AND OLD CAMBRIDGE. Boston: Prang & Mayer, 1858.

Lovely bird’s-eye view of Harvard College

A handsome view of Harvard College and surrounding areas of Cambridge. The image consists of a large bird’s-eye view of Harvard College and five smaller vignettes. The main view depicts the College as seen from the East, with Cambridge Common in the middle ground and the Charles River and Washington Tower atop Mt. Auburn Cemetery visible […]

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Dramatic Civil War bird’s-eye view of the Gulf Coast

A remarkable bird’s-eye depiction of the seat of civil war in the southeastern United States, centered on the Mississippi Delta and covering much of the western Gulf Coast. Drawn from an imaginary viewpoint far above the Gulf of Mexico, the view extends inland as far as Jackson, Vicksburg, Selma, Montgomery and Macon. Designed for an audience on the home front […]

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Iconic Civil War bird’s-eye view of the Carolina Coast

A remarkable bird’s-eye view covering the southeastern coast from Currituck Sound, North Carolina to Savannah, Georgia. Drawn from an imaginary viewpoint far above the Atlantic Ocean, the view extends far inland to the foothills of the Appalachians. Designed for an audience on the home front rather than for use in the field, it shows towns, forts, roads, […]

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A striking and unusual depiction of the seat of Civil War in the Middle Atlantic States, extending from the southern reaches of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to northern Carolina, and west to the Ohio River watershed.

Striking Civil War bird’s-eye view of the Middle Atlantic

A striking and unusual depiction of the seat of Civil War in the Middle Atlantic States, extending from the southern reaches of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to northern Carolina, and west to the Ohio River watershed. Stephenson’s Civil War Maps correctly points out that the image “is a map and not a bird’s-eye view,” though […]

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Magnificent bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Gettysburg

A spectacular and remarkably informative depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point of the Civil War.   The view was published in late 1863, within months of the events depicted, and marked the beginning of John Bachelder’s three-decade career documenting and depicting the battle in prose, maps and prints. Here he depicts […]

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Magnificient bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Gettysburg

A spectacular and remarkably informative depiction of the battle that marked the turning point of the Civil War. The view was published in late 1863, within months of the events depicted, and marked the beginning of John Bachelder’s three-decade career documenting and depicting the battle in prose, maps and prints. Here he depicts the battlefield in tremendous detail […]

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Magnificent 1870 bird’s-eye view of Salt Lake City by Augustus Koch

A large, detailed and very rare 1870 bird’s-eye view of Salt Lake City, drawn by one of 19th-century America’s great view makers. The view depicts Salt Lake City as seen from an imaginary viewpoint to the southwest, with Grandview, Lookout and Twin Peaks of the Wasatch Range looming in the background. The grid layout characteristic […]

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Bird’s-eye view of Taunton, Massachusetts

An appealing bird’s-eye view of this Plymouth County city, founded in 1637 and one of the United States’ earliest industrial centers. The view depicts Taunton as seen from the east and shows in detail its topography, road and rail network, and seemingly every structure in town. A numbered legend identifies important public buildings, businesses and factories, […]

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Bird’s-eye view of New Bedford, Mass.

A richly-detailed bird’s-eye view of this important Massachusetts city. Bailey’s view depicts New Bedford as seen looking west from an imaginary viewpoint over the harbor. Of particular interest are the horse-drawn trolley lines in the city center, the great variety of vessels and activity along the waterfront, and the bridge (rebuilt and still extant) over Popes […]

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