Edward Sachse (1804 - 1873) was a German American artist, lithographer, and publisher. Born in Görlitz, Germany, Sachse operated a small lithographic firm and publishing house in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 1848. He settled in Baltimore where he worked for E. Weber and Company briefly before opening his own firm, E. Sachse and Company, around 1850. During the 1850s, 1860s, and early 1870s, Sachse developed a reputation as the main lithographer of the Maryland - Washington D.C. area. One of his most recognizable accomplishments was the role he played in documenting the construction of the U.S. Capitol along with other major building projects in Washington. He also created a massive twelve-sheet aerial view of Baltimore (which took three years and several artists to produce) and a four-sheet view of Syracuse. He lithographed military camps and hospitals during the Civil War. Sachse had a close working relationship with Charles Magnus (1826 - 1900) who published and sold many of Sachse's works. Sachse's firm also published advertising posters, book illustrations, labels, and business cards.