MAP - Bird's-Eye View of Spartanburg (1891)

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MAP - Bird's-Eye View of Spartanburg (1891)

20.00

This bird's-eye view of Spartanburg was drawn in 1891 and is attributed to Albert Ruger (1829-1899), the first artist to achieve success in this medium. Ruger was born in Prussia and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He created bird's-eye view maps for cities in 22 different states and Canada. 

The bird's-eye view was a popular cartographic form during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also known as panoramic maps, perspective maps, and aero views, bird's-eye view 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.  (note: because of the level of detail of the map, the photo is compressed and not indicative of the quality of the actual map.  It truly is a work of art!)

Approximately 19" x 29"

Maps are shipped rolled.  Online price includes cost of shipping container.  For best price, visit the Spartanburg Regional History Museum gift shop!

 

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