Panoramic, or bird’s-eye view, maps were a product of the late 19th and early 20th century. These non-photographic representations of cities were created as if the cartographer had viewed the city from above, but at an oblique angle. Generally these maps were not drawn to scale, but successfully show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective. This particular map of Dawson City (though not a “city” at the time), Yukon Territories in 1903 is one of many such maps that Queen’s Archives hold copies of for towns and cities across the country.
Queen's Archives | September 18, 2012