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bird's-eye view

Broader Term: 

n. ~ 1. An image that depicts its subject from above. - 2. A genre of print that shows the buildings and streets of a city or town from an oblique, aerial perspective.


In a bird's-eye view, the horizon is often placed high in or outside of the frame to emphasize the area below and minimize the sky. - Bird's-eye view2 prints of a city or town are not generally drawn to scale, but they show major features in perspective.