John Bachmann

John Bachmann (1814–1896) was a Swiss-born lithographer and artist best known for his bird’s-eye-views, especially of New York City.

His name is attached to a variety of prints, including the well-known “Bird’s Eye View of the Seat of War” series produced during the American Civil War, which show the theater of war in six sections, each a perspective view of entire states or sets of states.

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