Historic Maps and Views of New York by Vincent VirgaA first-of-its-kind collection of twenty-four historic maps and views of New York City, specially bound so they can be removed easily and framed in standard-size frames.
Historic Maps and Views of New York is a unique and fascinating collection of twenty-four New York maps and views dating from the 1600s through the present. Included with each map is the original printing information and brief text that places it in historic context and further illuminates its qualities.
Put together by a map expert based at the Library of Congress, the selections include one of the earliest maps of Manhattan by Johannes Vingboons; views of New York Harbor in the early 1700s; an elaborately detailed map of Central Park; a complete topographical map of the island of Manhattan; an early subway map; overviews of Brooklyn and Queens; and much more. Each unique and stunning representation of New York is exquisitely reproduced to show off its color and detail, making it ready for display in any home, office, dorm room, or classroom.
This Interactive Map Compares the New York City of 1836 to Today
Most historical maps of New York were published in atlases. Within the atlases are historical maps, illustrations, and histories many of which contain family names ideal for genealogical research. Most New York county maps are large enough to show all county roads, and a further benefit is that most show the towns in different colors, making them easily distinguishable. They can be useful for locating a specific piece of property; but the further back in time, the fewer maps will be available. A map is sometimes included with a recorded deed. More detailed New York county maps are available for cities, villages, and towns, and a good place to look for these would be local libraries.
Click on the date links to see NYC land atlases and maps: NYC Land Atlases ( Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island).
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New York City Historical Maps
The following map comes from the David Rumsey Map Collection. We recently asked David Rumsey, a map expert who has been collecting maps since the s, to describe the nature of the map to us. His personal map collection currently contains more than , maps and is one of the largest private collections in the United States. Interactive courtesy of Esri; Text by Natasha Geiling. In addition to the population shading, the hills of Manhattan are shown by hachures, an antiquated method of showing relief on drawn maps. Continue or Give a Gift.