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

 
  Over the past decade NYPL has digitized nearly 9,000 pages from 162 atlases documenting New York City's changing geography and built environment. The majority of these maps are fire insurance maps (some of the most detailed city maps ever published) depicting building footprints, lot dimensions, shoreline locations and a few even show property ownership. The Map Division has an extensive collection of these maps, originally published as atlases, primarily covering the New York City metropolitan area.  
 
Below is a chronological list of atlases arranged by borough from the NYPL Digital Gallery.  To view the atlases click on the hyperlinks on the right. This list also includes links to digital images of old zoning maps and detailed topographic surveys conducted by some of the City's topographical bureaus.  We are in the process of creating Google Earth based indexes for these collections. Please see the attached file at the bottom of this post.  

Bronx

(1873) [ west of the Bronx River ] Dept. of Public Parks of N.Y.C., Topographical Map made from surveys

(1883) [ Hunts Pt, Melrose, Morrisania, Mott Haven ] Robinson, E., Atlas of the city of New York, v. 5

(1891) [ Mott Haven, Melrose, Port Morris ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 42.59. Vol. 9

(1891) [ Concourse, High Bridge ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 42.60. Vol. 10

(1892-95) [ west of the Bronx River ] New York Topographic Bureau, Bronx (West), N.Y. 1:1,800

(1896) [ Hunts Point, Riverdale, Fordham ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 50. Vol. 12

(1888-97) [ west of the Bronx River ] Robinson, E., Certified copies of important maps, v. 1

(1897) [ Pelham, Eastchester, Wakefield ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 44. Vol. B

(1898) [ Throgs Neck, Parkchester, Soundview ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 43. Vol. A

(1900) [ Fordham, High Bridge, Morris Heights ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 51. Vol. 13 

(1901) [ west of the Bronx River ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the borough of the Bronx

(1901) [ Hunts Point, Belmont, East Tremont ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 52. Vol. 14

(1904) [ Melrose, Mott Haven, Hunts Point ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas and owners names, borough of Bronx 

(1905) [ east of the Bronx River ] Bronx Topographic Bureau, Bronx (East), N.Y. 1:1,800

(1908) [ Mott Haven, Melrose ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 45. Vol. 9 

(1909) [ Concourse Village, Melrose ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 49. Vol. 10, pt. 1

(1909) [ Concourse, High Bridge ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 49. Vol. 10, pt. 2

(1914) [ Spuyten Duyvil, Kingsbridge, Riverdale ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 51.1. Vol. 13 

(1914) [ Woodlawn, Norwood, Bedford Park ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 52.1. Vol. 14 

(1915) [ Morris Heights, East Tremont ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 53.1. Vol. 15 

(1918) [ Eastchester, Williamsbridge, Wakefield ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 55. Vol. 18 

(1921) [ west of the Bronx River ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of Borough of the Bronx 

  

Brooklyn

(1855) [ Brooklyn Heights, Navy Yard, Red Hook ] Perris, W., Maps of the city of Brooklyn

(1855) [ City of Brooklyn ] Perris, W., Plan of the city of Brooklyn (8 sheets)

(1855) [ City of Brooklyn ] Perris, W., Plan of the city of Brooklyn (15 sheets) 

(1861) [ City of Brooklyn waterfront ]  Perris, W., Insurance maps of the warehouses in Brooklyn 

(1868) [ Green Pt, Williamsburg, L.I. City ] Higginson, J.H., Higginson's insurance maps of the city of Brooklyn

(1869) [ City of Brooklyn ] Dripps, M., Map of the city of Brooklyn

(1874) [ City of Brooklyn ] Fulton, H., Farm line map of the city of Brooklyn

(1880) [ City of Brooklyn ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the entire city of Brooklyn

(1880) [ City of Brooklyn ] Hopkins, G.M., Detailed Estate & Old Farm Line Atlas of The City of Brooklyn

(1886) [ City of Brookyln ] Robinson, E., Robinson's Atlas of the city of Brooklyn, New York

(1886) [ Red Hook, Gowanus, Carol Gardens ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 63. Vol. 1

(1887) [ Downtown, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill  ]  Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 66. Vol. 2

(1887) [ Southside Williamsburg, Wallabout, Bed-Stuy ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 69. Vol. 3

(1887) [ Green Point, Northside Williamsburg ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 74. Vol. 4

(1887) [ Highland Park, Cypress Hill, Broadway Junction ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 86. Vol. 8

(1888) [ Bedford-Stuyvesant ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 77. Vol. 5

(1888) [ Park Slope, Sunset Park ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 80. Vol. 6

(1888) [ Crown Heights, Flatbush ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 83. Vol. 7

(1888) [ Bushwick, East Williamsburg ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 89. Vol. 9

(1890) [New Utrecht, Gravesend, Flatbush, Flatlands ] Robinson, E., Robinson's Atlas of Kings County, NY

(1893) [ Bayridge, Fort Hamilton, Dyker Heights ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 61. Vol. A

(1895) [ Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Bath Beach ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 62. Vol. B

(1898-99) [ borough of Brooklyn ] Ullitz, H, Atlas of the Brooklyn borough of the City of New York

(1903) [ Downtown, Red Hook, Sunset Park ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1904) [ Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1904) [ Green Point, Williamsburg, Bushwick ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1904) [ Red Hook, Gowanus, Carol Gardens ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 64. Vol. 1

(1904) [ Downtown, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 67. Vol. 2

(1904) [ Williamsburg, Wallabout, Bedford-Stuyvesant ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 70. Vol. 3

(1904) [ Crown Heights ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 84. Vol. 7

(1904) [ East New York, New Lots ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 87. Vol. 8

(1905) [ East New York, New Lots ]  Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1905) [ Ft. Hamilton, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1905) [ Coney Island ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 62. Suppl.

(1905) [ Green Point, Williamsburg ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 75. Vol. 4

(1905) [ Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 92. Vol. 10

(1905) [ Bay Ridge, Ft Hamilton ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 95. Vol. 11

(1906) [ Flatbush, Kensington, Prospect Lefferts Garden ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1906) [ Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Ft Hamilton ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 97. Vol. 12

(1907) [ Coney Island, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1907) [ Flatlands, Mill Basin, Marine Park ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 101. Vol. 15

(1907) [ Bushwick, East Williamsburg ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 90. Vol. 9

(1907-08) [ Bedford-Stuyvesant ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

(1908) [ Bedford-Stuyvesant ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 78. Vol. 5

(1916) [ Downtown, Red Hook, Sunset Park ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn, v. 1

(1916) [ Green Pt, Williamsburg, Bushwick ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn, v. 1, part 2

(1916) [ Flatbush, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Borough Park ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn, v. 2

(1918) [ South Side Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 71. Vol. 3

(1920) [ Canarsie, Coney Island, Gravesend ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn, v. 3 

 

Manhattan

(1815) [ 11th - 228th St. ] Sackersdorff, O., Maps of farms commonly called the Blue book  

(1852-54) [ south of 42nd St. ] Perris, W., Maps of the city of New York 

(1855) Serrell, J., Maps & profiles of ground for new reservoir... 86th and 96th st and between 5th and 7th ave 

(1855) Unk. Pub., Maps of the wharves and piers on the Hudson and East R... Battery to 13th St., New York 

(1855) [ Civic Center, Financial District, Tribeca ] Perris, W., Maps of the City of New York. v.1 

(1857) [ Financial District, Lower East Side, Tribeca ] Perris, W., Maps of the City of New York. v.1 

(1860) Unk. Pub., Maps of the Wharves & Piers. Battery to 61st St. on the Hudson & Battery to 41st St. on East R. 

(1857-62) [ south of 72nd St. ] Perris, W., Maps of the city of New York 

(1867) [ Manhattan ] Dripps, M., Plan of New York City 

(1868) [ East Village, Gramercy ] Perris & Browne, Insurance Maps of The City of New York, v.2 

(1890)  [ Gramercy, Midtown East, Murray Hill ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 42.54. Vol. 4 

(1890) [ Chelsea, Clinton, Theater District ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 42.55. Vol. 5 

(1892) [ Lenox Hill, Midtown, Lincoln Square ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 117. Vol. 6 

(1893) [ Hamilton Hts, Harlem, Washington Hts ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 42.61. Vol. 11-11 1/2 

(1893) [ south of 14th Street ] Robinson & Pidgeon, Atlas of the city of New York Vol. 4
(1894) [ Chinatown, Financial District, Tribeca ]Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 107. Vol. 1  

(1895) [ Chelsea, Greenwich Village, West Village ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 42.53. Vol. 3 

(1896) [ East Harlem, Upper East Side ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 122. Vol. 8 

(1897) [ Manhattan ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the city of New York 

(1898) [ Chelsea, Clinton ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 116.01. Vol. 5 

(1898-99) [ south of 110th St. ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the city of New York 

(1899) [ Kips Bay, Midtown East, Murray Hill ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 113. Vol. 4 

(1900) [ Inwood, Washington Heights ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 128. Vol. 12 

(1902) [ Harlem, Morningside Hts, Upper West Side ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 120. Vol. 7 

(1903) [ Lower East Side, Little Italy, SoHo, Tribeca ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 108. Vol. 1 

(1903) [ East Village, Stuyvesant Town ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 110. Vol. 2 

(1904) [ Chelsea, Greenwich Village, East Village ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 112. Vol. 3 

(1905) [ Chinatown, Civic Center, Financial District ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 109 Vol. 1 

(1907) [ Lenox Hill, Lincoln Square, Midtown ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 118. Vol. 6 

(1909) [ Hamilton Heights, Harlem ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 126. Vol. 11, pt. 1 

(1909) [ Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights ] Sanborn Map Company Atlas 126. Vol. 11, pt. 2 

(1910) [ Kips Bay, Midtown East, Murray Hill ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 114. Vol. 4 

(1911) [ Manhattan ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the city of New York 

(1911) [ Chelsea, Clinton, Midtown West ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 116.1. Vol. 5 

(1912) [ Central Park, Upper West Side ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 121. Vol. 7, pt. 1 

(1912) [ Hamilton Heights, Morningside Heights ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 121. Vol. 7, pt. 2 

(1913) [ Inwood, Washington Heights ]  Sanborn Map Cpmpany, Atlas 129. Vol. 12 

(1916) [ Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Morningside Heights ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the city of New York, v. 4 

(1916) [ Manhattan ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the borough of Manhattan, Desk Ed.  

(1920-22) [ 14th St. - 110th St. ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the city of New York 

(1939-48)  N.Y.C. Parks Department, Topographical survey of portion of Central Park 

 

Multiple Areas

(1868) [ Bronx, Westchester Co. ] Beers, F.W., Atlas of New York and vicinity

(1873) [ Brooklyn, Nassau Co., Queens, Suffolk Co. ] Beers, F.W., Atlas of Long Island, New York 

(1874) [ Bronx, Manhattan ] Viele, E. L., Topographical Atlas of the city of New York

(1885) [ Bronx, Manhattan ] Robinson, E., Atlas of the city of New York

(1916) [ City of New York ] NYC Board of Estimate and Apportionment, Area District Map [Zoning]

(1916) [ City of New York ] NYC Board of Estimate and Apportionment, Height District Map [Zoning]

(1916) [ City of New York ] NYC Board of Estimate and Apportionment, Use District Map [Zoning] 

(1924) [ City of New York ] N.Y. Engineering Bureau, Sectional aerial maps of the City of New York 

 

Queens

(1891) [ Queens County ] Wolverton, C., Atlas of Queens County, Long Island 

(1901) [ Jamaica, Rockaways ]  Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Jamaica and Rockaway 

(1901) [ Hollis, Richmond Hill , Rockaways, Woodhaven ]  Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 139. Vol. 4 

(1902) [ Corona, Middle Village, Ridgewood ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 137. Vol. 3 

(1903) [ Corona, L.I. City ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Long Island City and Newtown 

(1903) [ College Pt, Flushing ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 141. Vol. 5 

(1909) [ Queens County ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the city of New York, Borough of Queens 

(1911) [ Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 142a, Vol. 6 

(1907-12) [ Jamaica, Rockaway ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Jamaica and Rockaway 

(1912) [ Rockaway Beach, Far Rockaway ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 145a. Vol. 8

(1908-12) [ Corona, L.I. City ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Long Island City and Newtown

(1908-13) [ Corona, L.I. City, Woodside ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Long Island City 

(1908-13) [ College Pt., Flushing, Whitestone ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Flushing 

(1913) [ Howard Beach, Ozone Park ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Westerly Part of Jamaica 

(1914) [ Maspeth, Ridgewood ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 137a. Vol. 3 

(1914) [ Flushing, Forest Hills ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 148, Vol. 10 

(1915) [ Corona, Forest Hills, Woodside ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Newtown 

(1915) [ Astoria, Ravenswood, Steinway (L.I. City) ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 134. Vol. 2 

(1918) [ Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Easterly Part of Jamaica 

(1913-19) [ Hunters Point, L.I. City ] Hyde, E.B., Atlas of the Borough of Queens, Long Island City 

 

Staten Island

(1874) [ Staten Island ] Beers, F.W., Atlas of Staten Island, Ricmond County, New York 

(1885) [ New Brighton, Port Richmond, Tompkinsville ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 159 

(1898) [ New Brighton, Port Richmond St. George, Stapleton ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 160 

(1907) [ Staten Island ] Robinson, E., Atlas of the Borough of Richmond, City of New York 

(1906-13) [ Staten Island ] Borough of Richmond, Topographical Survey, Staten Island, N.Y. 1:1,800 

(1917) [ Staten Island ] Bromley, G.W., Atlas of the City of New York, Borough of Richmond 

(1917) [ North Shore ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 162. Vol. 1 
 
(1917) [ South Shore ] Sanborn Map Company, Atlas 163.1 Vol 2