Map of the Month – November 2011

This month’s featured map dates from 1946 and shows Native American communities in Kings County. It was created by James A. Kelly, who served as the Borough of Brooklyn Historian from 1944 to 1971. If you are interested in learning more about Kelly, his papers are available in the BHS Archives. Enjoy!
Indian villages, paths, ponds, and places in Kings County. James A. Kelly. 1946. Brooklyn Historical Society Map Collection.

Indian villages, paths, ponds, and places in Kings County. C.W. Nenning. 1946. Brooklyn Historical Society Map Collection.

(View this map as a PDF file to show more detail)

Interested in seeing more maps? You can view the BHS map collection anytime during the library’s open hours, Wed.-Fri., from 1-5 p.m. No appointment is necessary to view most maps. Our cataloged maps can be searched through BobCat and our map inventories through Emma.

Map of the Month is part of a project to catalog our map holdings, funded through the Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections program. If you would like to help us do more of this kind of work with our exciting map holdings, donate here.


About Carolyn

Carolyn is the Project Map Cataloger on a grant-funded project until May 2012. When not reveling in all things cartographic, she enjoys knitting and exploring Brooklyn.
This entry was posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Hidden Collections, Library & Archives and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>