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Bird's eye view map of New York and vicinity / drawn & printed by C.S. Hammond & Co., Digital ID 1692561, New York Public LibraryNew York City Antiquarian Maps and Atlases

Links to NYC fire insurance atlases and maps.

 

NYC Land Atlases (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)

NYC & vicinity - 1776 / 1777 / 1781 / 1828 / 1835 / 1839 / 1842

                            1849 / 1849ii / 1873 / 1880 / 1909 / 1911 / 1922

New York Harbor - 1733 / 1733 / 1737 / 1747 or 1767 / 1750?

                                1775 / 1776 / 1779 / 1781 / 1784-1794 / 1820

                                1822 / 1828 / 1839 / 1844 / 1844ii / 1845 / 1845ii

                                [1857] / 1874 / 1879 / 1889 / 1905 / 1912 

Manhattan  

     17th century - 1639 / 1642 / 1661-1664 / 1686

     18th century - 1764 / 1766 / 1776 / 1777 / 1778  / 1782 / 1798

     19th century -1803 / 1807 / 1808 / 1811 / 1813 / 1817 / 1828

                           1828ii / 1828 / 1830 / 1831 / 1831 / 1833 / 1834

                          1836 / 1840 / 1841 / 1842 / 1844 / 1845 / 1846

                          1849 / 1850 / 1850 / 1851 / 1854  / 1860 / 1879

     20th century -1900 / 1901 

Brooklyn - 1767 / 1776 / 1843 / 1846 / 1849 / 1855 / 1876 / 1898          

   

New York / by H.S. Tanner., Digital ID 434729, New York Public LibraryNew York State and New Jersey Antiquarian Atlases

Links to state and city map atlases.

 

New York State (whole) - 1829 / 1838 / 1839 / 1841 / 1871 (topographical)

New York State (counties)

     Albany (1866)  Broome (1876)  Cayuga (1875)    

     Chautaugua (1867)  Chemung (1869)  Chenango (1875)  Clinton (1869)

     Columbia (1873)  Delaware (1869)  Dutchess (1876)  Erie (1866) / (1880)

     Essex (1876)  Franklin (1876)  Fulton (1868)  Genesee (1876) 

     Jefferson (1864)  Madison (1875)  Montgomery (1868)  Nassau (1914)

     Niagara (1875)  Orange (1875)  Orleans (1875)  Oswego (1868) / (1880)

     Otsego (1868)  St. Lawrence (1865)  Saratoga (1866) / (1876) 

     Schenectady (1866)  Schoharie (1899)  Schuyler (1874)  Steuben (1873)   

     Suffolk (1915/17)  Tompkins (1866)  Wayne (1874) 

     Westchester (1872) / (1893) / (1910-1911) vol 1; vol 2

New York State (cities & towns)

     Albany (1876)  Auburn (1882)  Babylon, Islip (c1888)  Buffalo (1872)

     Elmira (1876) / (1896)  Oswego (1880)  Saratoga Springs (1876)

     Troy (1869) / (1881)  Utica (1883)

New Jersey (counties)

      Hudson (1873)  Hunterdon (1873)  Monmouth (1873)  Passaic (1877)

Hudson River Valley - 1820 / c1891 / 1897 (cyclist's road map)

 

Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima / geographice exhibita â Ioh. Baptista Homann, sac. caes. maj. geographo., Digital ID 434961, New York Public LibraryNY, NJ & CT Antiquarian Maps

Links to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut maps.

New York - 1777 / 1778 / 1779 / 1796 / 1802 / 1804 / 1808 / 1812

                    1818 / 1819 / 1824 / 1826 / 1827 / 1828 / 1829 / 1830

                    1831 / 1833 / 1835 / 1836 / 1838 / 1839 / 1840 / 1841

                    1842 / 1844 / 1845 / 1846 / 1848 / 1850 / 1863

New Jersey - 1682 / 1700 / 1702-1707 / 1703 / 1768 / 1776 / 1777

                       1778 / 1780 / 1794 / 1795 / 1796 / 1801 / 1812

                       1828 / 1834 / 1839 / 1842-1845 / 1847 / 1873 / 1877

Connecticut - 1732 / 1794 / 1814 / 1842-1845 / 1863

 

Isothermal chart, or, View of climates & productions / drawn from the accounts of Humboldt & others, by W.C. Woodbridge., Digital ID 465012, New York Public LibraryWorld Antiquarian Maps 

Links to digital images for some of the oldest maps in our collection.

 
North America

North America (whole)

     16th century - 1550

     17th century - 1631 / 1639  / 1650 / 1669 / 1679 / 1680 / 1682 

                           1690 / 1692 / 1694 / 1697

     18th century - 1700-1720 / 1708 / 1708-1725 / 1709 / 1719

                           1720 / 1721 / 1722 / 1736 / 1742 / 1744 / 1746

                           1752 / 1757 / 1758 / 1760-1780 / 1761 / 1762

                           1763 / 1766 / 1770 / 1772 / 1774 / 1775 / 1776

                          1777 / 1778 / 1780 / 1783 / 1785 / 1787-1810

                          1792 / 1794 

     19th century - 18-- / 1800 / 1804 / 1806 / 1810 / 1814 / 1820 

                          1821 / 1822 / 1825 / 1828 / 1829 / 1842 / 1849 

                          1850 / 1891

Canada - 1656 / 1679 / 1689 / 1730 / 1745 / 1794 / 1836 / 1842 / 1863

Mexico - 1670 / 1671 / 1679 / 1681 / 1701 / 1713 / 1722 / 1771 / 1785

               1811 / 1814 / 1842-1845 / 1876

United States

     17th century - 1639 / 1646-1648 / 1664 / 1666 / 1676 / 1682 

                            1692

     18th century - 1715 / 1718 / 1719 / 1744 / 1755 / 1763 / 1782

                            1783 / 1784 / 1785 / 1786 / 1794 / 1794 / 1795

                           1796 / 1797 

     19th century - 1801 / 1806 / 1809 / 1810 / 1812 / 1813 / 1814 / 1815

                            1816 / 1817 / 1818 / 1820 / 1821 / 1822 / 1824

                            1825 / 1826 / 1827 / 1828 / 1830 / 1830 / 1831

                            1833 / 1834 / 1835 / 1836 / 1839 / 183- / 1840

                           1841 / 1842 / 1843 / 1843-1861 / 1844 / 1845 / 1846

                           1848 / 1849 / 1850 / 185- / 1857 / 1863 / 1871  

                          1873 / 1874 / 1875 / 1876 / 1877 / 1880 / 1883 / 1885

     Alabama - 1814 / 1863

     Alaska - 1871 / 1876

     Arkansas - 1863

     California - 1657 / 1672 / 1863 / 1869 / 1890

     Colorado - 1863

     Delaware - 1795 / 1801 / 1812 / 1814 / 1824 / 1838 / 1842

     Florida - 1794 / 1842 / 1863

     Georgia - 1650 / 1814 / 1863

     Hawaii - 1835

     Idaho - 1863

     Illinois - 1863

     Indiana - 1863

     Iowa - 1863

     Kansas - 1863

     Kentucky - 1814 / 1863

     Louisiana - 1814 / 1863

     Maine - 1842 / 1863

     Maryland -1757 / 1796 / 1812 / 1814 / 1833 / 1842 

     Massachusetts - 1782 / 1842 / 1863

     Michigan - 1863

     Minnesota - 1863

     Mississippi - 1814 / 1863

     Missouri - 1863

     Nebraska - 1863

     Nevada - 1869

     New Hampshire - 1794 / 1842 / 1863

     New Mexico - 1842 / 1873

     North Carolina - 1590 / 1650 / 1682 / 1709 / 1794 / 1807 / 1863

     Ohio - 1814 / 1842 / 1863

     Oklahoma - 1889

     Oregon - 1842 / 1863

     Pennsylvania - 1770 / 1792 / 1796 / 1801 / 1812 / 1830 / 1863

     Rhode Island - 1794 / 1814 / 1842 / 1863

     South Carolina - 1638 / 1682 / 1703 / 1794 / 1807 / 1814 / 1863

     Tennessee - 1814 / 1863

     Texas -  1844 / 1845 / 1846 / 1863

     Utah - 1863

     Vermont - 1777 / 1814 / 1818 / 1842 / 1863

     Virginia - 1618 / 1636 / 1676 / 1709 / 1761 / 1794 / 1828 / 1842

     Washington - 1842 / 1863

     West Virginia - 1863

     Wisconsin - 1863

Caribbean (whole) - 1666 / 1670 / 1671 / 1672 / 1680 / 1681 / 1696

                              1702-1707 / 1720 / 1727 / 1731 / 1733 / 1736

                              1777 / 1786 / 1814 / 1876 / 1889

     Antigua and Barbuda - 1702-1707 / 1745

     Bahamas - 1702-1707 / 1754 / 1777

     Barbados - 1671 / 1700 / 1702-1707 / 1719 / 1745

     Bermuda - 1669 / 1671 / 1700 / 1702-1707 / 1745 / 1778 / 1863

     Cuba - 1702-1707 / 1777 / 1863

     Dominican Republic - 1556 / 1702-1707 / 1731 / 1777 / 1853

     Guadeloupe - 1702-1707

     Haiti - 1556 / 1702-1707 / 1731 / 1777 / 1814 / 1853

     Jamaica - 1671 / 1700 / 1702-1707 / 1719 / 1778 / 1863 / 1900

     Martinique - 1702-1707

     Puerto Rico - 1680 / 1863

     St. Kitts and Nevis - 1702-1707

     U.S. Virgin Islands - 1777 (St. Thomas) / 1777 (St. Croix)  

Central America - 1671 / 1679 / 1702-1707 / 1713 / 1731 / 1785 / 1786

                           1842-1845 / 1876

South America

South America (whole)

     16th century - 1550

     17th century - 1630 / 1662 / 1663 / 1675 / 1700

     18th century - 1710 / 1717 / 1736 / 1757 / 1760 / 1786 / 1794

     19th century - 1825 / 1863 / 1876

Argentina - 1672 / 1702-1707 / 1814

Bolivia - 1809 /1863

Brazil - 1671 / 1672 / 1681 / 1814 / 1834-1839 / 1863

Chile - 1671 / 1672 / 1809 / 1814

Colombia - 1671 / 1672 / 1863

Ecuador - 1672 / 1863 / 1928-1939 / 1928-1939

Guyana - 1666 / 1671 / 1863

Paraguay - 1863

Peru - 1671 / 1672 / 1809 / 1814 / 1863

Suriname - 1666 / 1671 / 1863

Uruguay - 1671 / 1863

Venezuela - 1666 / 1671 / 1863

Europe

Europe (whole)

     17th century - 1603 / 1672 / 1681 / 1700

     18th century - 1701 / 1708 

     19th century - 1814 / 1863 / 1871

Austria - 1603 / 1851 / 1863

Belgium - Brabant 1603 / Flanders 1603 / Hainaut 1603 / Liege 1603

               Namur 1603 / Flanders 1701 / Flanders 1736 / 1863 / 1928-1939

Bulgaria - 1603

Czech Rep. - (Bohemia) 1603

Denmark - 1603 / 1700 / 1701 / 1702-1707 / 1736 / 1814 / 1863

England - 1603 / 1681 / 1700 / 1710 / 1814 / 1863

Estonia - 1589

Finland - 1700 / 1701 / 1736 / 1814

France - 1603 / 1681 / 1700 / 1701 / 1736 / 1814 / 1826 / 1863 

Germany - 1603 / 1681 / 1700 / 1701 / 1712 / 1734 / 1814

Greece - Ancient Greece / 1460 / 1681 / 1700 / 1762 

Hungary - 1540 / 1700 / 1712 / 1863 / 1899

Iceland - 1603 / 1672 / 1701 / 1814

Ireland - 1603 / 1681 / 1700 /1701 / 1702-1707 / 1736 / 1814 / 1863

Italy - 1603 / 1700 / 17011714 / 1733 / 1736 / 1814 / 1863

Latvia - 1589

Lithuania - 1613

Moldova - 1681

Netherlands -1603 / 1681 / 1700 / 1701 / 1736 / 1814 / 1863 

Norway - 1700 / 1701 / 1736 / 1814 / 1863

Poland - 1540 / 1558 / 1569 / 1603 / 1648 / 1651 / 1655  / 1668

             1681 / 1700 / 1701 / 1736 / 1814 / 1899

Portugal - 1603 / 1700 / 1701 / 1863 / 1928

Romania - 1603 / (Transylvania) 1681

Russia - 1550 / 1603 / 1701 / 1736 / 1863 

Scotland - 1603 / 1681 / 1701 / 1702-1707 / 1736 / 1814 / 1863

Spain - 1603 / 1700 / 1701 / 1711 / 1863

Sweden - 1700 / 1701 / 1736 / 1814 / 1863 / 1928

Switzerland - 1603 / 1712 / 1814 / 1863

Africa

     17th century - ca.1600 / 1603 / 1670 / 1670ii / 1670iii / 1681 / 1683

     18th century - 1736      

     19th century - 1803 / 1821 / 1830 / 1833 / 1887 / 1898 / 1898ii / 1900

     20th century - 1912 / 1917

Africa, west - 1556 / 1603 / 1670 / 1681 / 1729 / 1734 / 1745 / 1821

                    1821ii / 1843 / 1844 / (Nigeria) 1902 / 1906

Africa, north - ca.1460 / (Egypt) 1603 / 1670 / 1683 / (Egypt) 1765 / 1790

                      1790ii

Africa, east - 1603 / 1681 / 1710  / 1745

Africa, south - 1670 / 1681 / (Angola/Congo) 1670 / (Madagascar) 1670

                      1701 (Angola/Congo) 1733 / (Cape of Good Hope) 1745 

                      (South Africa) 1816 / (Congo) 1885 

Asia

     17th century - ancient / 1603 / 1603ii / 1681 / 1700 / 1700ii

      18th century -  1701 / 1736 / 1736ii

      19th century - 1814 / 1863 / 1876 

Asia, west - (Levant/Egypt) ancient / (Persia) 1603 / (Arabia)1681 

                  (Turkey/Levant)1700  / 1701 / 1736 / (Arabia) 1745         

                 (Levant) 1830 / (Persia) 1851 / 1863               

Asia, south - 1681 / 1701 / 1814 / 1863

Asia, southeast - 1672 / 1681 / 1700 / 1702 / 1814

Asia, east - 1603 / (China) 1603ii / (Japan) 1603iii / (China) 1681

                 (Japan/Philippines) 1681 / 1700 / 1701 / (China) 1701ii

                (China) 1814

Australia - 1672 / 1702

Antarctica - 1634 / 1681

 laid down according to the latest, and most approved observations and discoveries / R. W. Seale, sculpt., Digital ID 483704, New York Public LibraryMap Collection Guides

Guides to our most heavily used antiquarian maps and atlases.

 

Fire Insurance, Topographic, Zoning and Property Maps of New York City

Early Real Estate Atlas of New York

Maps from the Lawrence H. Slaughter collection

 

 primum ab Anglis inuenta, sumtibus Dn. Walteri Raleigh, Equestris ordinis Viri, Anno Dni. MDLXXXV regni Vero Sereniss. nostrae Reginae Elisabethae XXVII, hujus vero Historia peculiari Libro descripta est, additis etiam Indigenarum Iconibus / autore Ioanne With ; sculptore Theodoro de Bry, qui et. excud., Digital ID 434979, New York Public LibraryOnline Exhibitions

Take a virtual tour of past Map Divsion exhibitions.

 

Mapping New York's Shoreline: 1609 - 2009 [exhibition catalog]

American Shores: Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850

"In thy map securely saile" : Maps, atlases, charts, and globes from the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection