This project’s goal is to update and enhance a series of 19th Century Panoramic City-Scapes or birds-eye views. The maps were collected by Library of Congress and made available as public domain prints. As shown on the right these prints have been scanned exactly as found by the library and thus are in need of restoration and improvements as many contain tears, water damage and conservation marks.
The Library of Congress Panoramic Map collection is extensive with over 1700 maps from most of the U.S. states. For example, Pennsylvania has a map collection of over 200 maps. HistorianPress will update and restore selected maps and share them with relevant communities as they are interesting records of the growth these cities have experienced over the last 120 years.
Restored prints are available from our HistoricWorks.com on-line Gallery. Completed prints will be posted in this on-line gallery so they can be made available to individual collectors, local historical groups and government for the enjoyment of associated communities.
Below is a video that details the restoration process Historian Press will use to complete this project. It details the steps needed to restore a map and make it available as a high resolution digital file for printing of museum quality prints.