Updated: August 2017. I’ve added a few more maps, and added some higher resolution images.
I stumbled across these old maps of New York City today and have been fascinated at the detail in these things. The best part is, they are available in large, high resolution format (and I mean large) to download, so I’ll definitely be making a little project out of these in the coming weeks.
Here are some of my favorites that are based around New York city. I’ve included an overview of the entire map, as well as some little details at full resolution. Hope you enjoy these unique views into NYC as much as I have.
According to the big map blog, these are all believed to be in the public domain, which means they are free to use. I’ve attached a preview of the whole map, as well as a full size shot to give you an idea of the detail in these new york city maps.
New York City’s harbor (1892)
New York City Central Park Map (1860)
Gracie Emmet – The pulse of New York (1891)
John Bachmann’s birdseye map of New York and Environs (1866)
New York and Brooklyn – Parsons and Atwater (1875)
New York Hotel and Theater Map (1906)
Manhattan & Brooklyn (1890)
Penn Station (1910)
Birdseye view of the borough of Brooklyn (1896)
Williams’ map of Manhattan (1879)
Map of Manhattan and Parts of Brooklyn (1840)