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The Museum's Map collection is geographically centered on the five boroughs of New York City and its environs, and depict the landscape from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The maps range in variety from street maps, land auction maps, cadastral maps showing the boundaries and owners of lots of land, maps of city parks, transit maps, and topographic maps. Many of the maps are often hand-drawn and/or hand-colored. Some of the highlights include an 1897 printing of a “Map of the original grants of village lots from the Dutch West India Company to the inhabitants of New-Amsterdam (now New-York) lying below the present line of Wall Street” as they were in 1658; Egbert Viele’s “Topographical Map of the City of New York Showing Original Water Courses and Made Land,” 1865, which is still consulted today by architects and contractors when planning construction in the city; and David Longworth’s “Actual map and comparative plans showing 88 years growth of the City of New York” comparing the view of the city in 1729 to the city in 1817, at the time the Longworth map was printed.
[Map of Lower Manhattan]

[Map of Lower Manhattan]

With property boundaries marked and sites of future projects noted.

Map of Property belonging to Philip Hone Esquire, Situated in the 9th Ward of the City of New York

Map of Property belonging to Philip Hone Esquire, Situated in the 9th Ward of the City of New York


[Map of Intersection of Spring Street and Varick Street]

[Map of Intersection of Spring Street and Varick Street]

Figures & objects at intersection possibly indicate military activity.

Plan of Lots in Woodland Park, City of New York

Plan of Lots in Woodland Park, City of New York

Top half contains map of lots from 148th to 151st Street, from the Hudson River east to 10th Avenue,...

Map of the Sixth Ward in the City of New York

Map of the Sixth Ward in the City of New York

Area from Bowery to Broadway between Chatham Street and Walker and Canal Streets, divided into four zones....

New Yorke 1695

New Yorke 1695

Includes listing of major churches and city sites.

Map of Property in the 15th Ward of the City of New York Belonging to the Estate of W. W. Gilbert, Decd.

Map of Property in the 15th Ward of the City of New York Belonging to the Estate of W. W. Gilbert, Decd.


Map of First Subdivision of Grand Park, Westchester Co. New York. Property of Andrew Wilson Jr.

Map of First Subdivision of Grand Park, Westchester Co. New York. Property of Andrew Wilson Jr.


A Chart Showing the Prevalence of Typhus Fever in the City of New York During the Year 1864 Prepared from the Inspections of the Council of Hygiene

A Chart Showing the Prevalence of Typhus Fever in the City of New York During the Year 1864 Prepared from the Inspections of the Council of Hygiene

Prepared from the Inspections of the Council of Hygiene | Explanation. Shaded Blocks and parts of Blocks...

Map of Auction Sale of Valuable Business Property on Broome Street, Near South 5th Avenue

Map of Auction Sale of Valuable Business Property on Broome Street, Near South 5th Avenue

Map of north end of block between South 5th Avenue (or Laurens Street) and Wooster Street at Broome Street...

Plan of New Amsterdam

Plan of New Amsterdam

Includes a list of points of interest.

Maps -- Shewing the Residence of Thomas Paine before, and at his death - 18th June 1809 - at Greenwich in the City of New York and also the House where he lived and the Site of the Building in which h

Maps -- Shewing the Residence of Thomas Paine before, and at his death - 18th June 1809 - at Greenwich in the City of New York and also the House where he lived and the Site of the Building in which h


Valuable Real Estate Record, an Instance of Great Real Increase of Values in Property on Manhattan Island.

Valuable Real Estate Record, an Instance of Great Real Increase of Values in Property on Manhattan Island.

Map showing Fith Avenue to Fourth Avenue, from 71st to 74th Streets. | Includes a copy of a portion of...

Map of Mott Haven Canal Docks and other Property of W. E. Rider and T. H. Conkling

Map of Mott Haven Canal Docks and other Property of W. E. Rider and T. H. Conkling

G. S. Greene, Jr., Engineer.

Plan of Fort Greene and Line of Intrenchments, from the Wallabout to Gowanus Creek, with a topographical sketch of the country.

Plan of Fort Greene and Line of Intrenchments, from the Wallabout to Gowanus Creek, with a topographical sketch of the country.

Copied from the original map by G. Hayward 120 Water St. N. Y. for D. T. Valentine's Manual, 1856

[Canal Street]

[Canal Street]

Lith. by Geo. Hayward, 171 Pearl St. New - York. - for D. T. Valentine's Manual, for 1860. | Includes...

Map of the City of New York showing original high water line and the location of the different Farms and Estates.

Map of the City of New York showing original high water line and the location of the different Farms and Estates.


N. Y. City -- Battery to 69th Street

N. Y. City -- Battery to 69th Street


[Map of the Jumel Estate from 164th Street to High Bridge Park between Edgecomb Road and 10th Avenue]

[Map of the Jumel Estate from 164th Street to High Bridge Park between Edgecomb Road and 10th Avenue]


New - York City, County and Vicinity

New - York City, County and Vicinity

For Valentine's Manual, 1866.

New York

New York

Includes illustrations of New York. | The Illustrations Drawn & Engraved by H. Winkles. The Plan Drawn...

Plan of the City of New-York, drawn from actual survey.

Plan of the City of New-York, drawn from actual survey.

R. D. Cooke, No. 32 New Church Street, New York, Between Cortlandt and Dey Sts., Publisher and Dealer...

Map of the original grants of village lots from the Dutch West India Company to the inhabitants of New-Amsterdam (now New-York) lying below the present line of Wall Street.

Map of the original grants of village lots from the Dutch West India Company to the inhabitants of New-Amsterdam (now New-York) lying below the present line of Wall Street.

Located by David T. Valentine, Clerk of the Common Council of the City of New - York A. D. 1857. Lith....

Map of the City of New York with the latest Improvments.

Map of the City of New York with the latest Improvments.

Includes a key and list of churches.

A Plan of the City and Environs of New York as they were in the years 1742, 1743 and 1744. Drawn by D.G. in the 76th year of his age who had at this time a perfect & correct recollection of every part

A Plan of the City and Environs of New York as they were in the years 1742, 1743 and 1744. Drawn by D.G. in the 76th year of his age who had at this time a perfect & correct recollection of every part

Copied from an Original Drawing by David Grim in the Possession of the New - York Historical Society...

[Map of Brooklyn.]

[Map of Brooklyn.]

Possibly showing railroad lines or depots.

Map of New York City from an Actual Survey by James Lyne

Map of New York City from an Actual Survey by James Lyne


Part of New - York in 1742, shewing the present Park; the Collect and the little Collect ponds; and a portion of the west side of Broadway.

Part of New - York in 1742, shewing the present Park; the Collect and the little Collect ponds; and a portion of the west side of Broadway.

Drawn by David Grim. Map produced around 1813.

Recens Edita Totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali.

Recens Edita Totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali.

delineatio cuma et fumtibus Matthaeli Seutteri, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographi August Vind. | Includes detail...

Valuable Building Lots in and near Union Place in the 16th Ward of the City of New York

Valuable Building Lots in and near Union Place in the 16th Ward of the City of New York


Map of the City of New-York, Drawn by D.H. Burr, expressly for

Map of the City of New-York, Drawn by D.H. Burr, expressly for "New York as it is in 1833"


Novi Belgii Novaeque Angllae Nec Non Partis Virginlae Tabula multis in locis emendata

Novi Belgii Novaeque Angllae Nec Non Partis Virginlae Tabula multis in locis emendata

Includes an illustration of New Amsterdam.

Real Estate for Sale, The Following Valuable Real Estate, Will be Sold at Public Auction, at the Merchants' Exchange, on the 13th day of February, inst. at 12 o'clock, noon, by John Hone & Sons.

Real Estate for Sale, The Following Valuable Real Estate, Will be Sold at Public Auction, at the Merchants' Exchange, on the 13th day of February, inst. at 12 o'clock, noon, by John Hone & Sons.


Design for Laying out the Grounds Known as Fort Greene or Washington Park, in the City of Brooklyn

Design for Laying out the Grounds Known as Fort Greene or Washington Park, in the City of Brooklyn


Design for Prospect Park in the City of Brooklyn

Design for Prospect Park in the City of Brooklyn


[Map of New York City]

[Map of New York City]

Includes an index of the Street Car lines.

[New York in 1776] A plan of the city of New-York & its environs : to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick bui

[New York in 1776] A plan of the city of New-York & its environs : to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick bui

Issued as a supplement to Harper's Weekly, February 19, 1876. Contains illustrations of churches, public...

[City Hall Park with details of pillars, curbstones, and fountain]

[City Hall Park with details of pillars, curbstones, and fountain]

City Hall park and surrounding roads, with legend listing the grades of curbstone with height in inches....

This actual map and comparative plans showing 88 years growth of the City of New York is inscribed to the citizens by the proprietor, David Longworth

This actual map and comparative plans showing 88 years growth of the City of New York is inscribed to the citizens by the proprietor, David Longworth

The Guide through the city of New-York is Longworth's explanatory map and plan. | Includes street index...

Map of the Sturges Property on Southern Boulevard and Boston Road, containing 335 lots

Map of the Sturges Property on Southern Boulevard and Boston Road, containing 335 lots

Colored Map showing area of lots owned by the Sturges, this area is highlighted in pink. Crotona Park...

New York

New York

London, Chas. Knight & Co. 22 Ludgate Street. | Includes a list of public buildings and drawings of prominent...

The Castello Plan. New Amsterdam in 1660.

The Castello Plan. New Amsterdam in 1660.

1916 reproduction.

Sanitary and Social Chart of the Fourth Ward of the City of New York to Accompany the report of the 4th Sanitary Inspection District Made to the Council of Hygiene of the Citizens' Association by E. R

Sanitary and Social Chart of the Fourth Ward of the City of New York to Accompany the report of the 4th Sanitary Inspection District Made to the Council of Hygiene of the Citizens' Association by E. R


New York

New York

Includes decorative borders.

Amsterdam in New Netherland The City of the Dutch West India Company

Amsterdam in New Netherland The City of the Dutch West India Company

The personal names are those of the more prominent citizens of that period with the location of their...

The Ground Plan of the Eleven Markets in the City of New York, 1827.

The Ground Plan of the Eleven Markets in the City of New York, 1827.

Includes Fulton Market, Greenwich Market, Catherine Market, Gouverneur Market, Franklin Market, Duane...

Chronological Map of Part of New - York City Depicting the Six Various Locations and Buildings of Brooks Brothers, From their Establishment in 1818 to the Present Time

Chronological Map of Part of New - York City Depicting the Six Various Locations and Buildings of Brooks Brothers, From their Establishment in 1818 to the Present Time

Printed MCMXXV for Brooks Brothers at The Cheltenham Press, New York City, Ernest Clegg, Cartographer....

Map showing the original Topography of the site of Central Park with a Diagram of Roads and Walks now under construction.

Map showing the original Topography of the site of Central Park with a Diagram of Roads and Walks now under construction.

Fred. Law Olmsted, Architect in Chief, Calvert Vaux, Consulting Architect.

A Map of Common Lands between the three and six milestones, belonging to the Corporation of the City of New York.

A Map of Common Lands between the three and six milestones, belonging to the Corporation of the City of New York.

This map copied on a reduced scale, with the kind permission of B. T. Haws, Esqr. Comptroller, City of...

Plan of the Central Park, City of New York, 1860.

Plan of the Central Park, City of New York, 1860.

Published in D. T. Valentine's Manual.

Map showing the Location of the Speedway Concourse and the Street System Westerly from New - York and Harlem Rail Road From the Cedar Parks to the Van Cortlandt Park Proposed by the Commissioner of St

Map showing the Location of the Speedway Concourse and the Street System Westerly from New - York and Harlem Rail Road From the Cedar Parks to the Van Cortlandt Park Proposed by the Commissioner of St


Map of that Part of the City of New York North of 155th Street

Map of that Part of the City of New York North of 155th Street


Guide Map to Lots at Washington Heights in the 12th Ward of the City of New York between the High Bridge Park & Fort Washington Parks & on the table land between Broadway the 11th Ave. Boulevard & 10t

Guide Map to Lots at Washington Heights in the 12th Ward of the City of New York between the High Bridge Park & Fort Washington Parks & on the table land between Broadway the 11th Ave. Boulevard & 10t

Areas for sale are shaded on map.

The Murray Hill Estate

The Murray Hill Estate

Map of area from Lexington Avenue to Madison Avenue between 33rd - 38th Streets; lots are variously colored...

Map of the Edge Hill Terraces at Spuyten Duyvil, Borough of the Bronx, City of New York

Map of the Edge Hill Terraces at Spuyten Duyvil, Borough of the Bronx, City of New York

Right side depicts enlarged view of the 3 blocks, indicating lot numbers, dimensions, plantings. | Several...

Plan of the City of New York 1766-67

Plan of the City of New York 1766-67


Plan of the City of New York. 1780.

Plan of the City of New York. 1780.

[...]. McComb, Jun. delt. C. Tiebout sculpt. 1789. | Includes a key of references.

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