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Map of the Month – October 2012

This month’s featured map shows the Gravesend and Coney Island areas in 1787. Hand-copied by Teunis G. Bergen in 1861 “from an old map” that was “probably used in a suit … in relation to fishing rights,” the map features … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – September 2012

This month’s featured map is the oldest item in the BHS Map Collection, dating from approximately 1562. It was created by the Italian cartographer Girolaneo Ruscelli, based on an 1548 map by Giacomo Gastaldi. The map shows the eastern coast … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – August 2012

This month’s featured map of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park was first posted on our blog by Allison back in May 2010 – but it is so beautiful that we wanted to showcase it again. An 1871 design from Olmsted, Vaux & … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – July 2012

This month’s featured map is attributed to Matthaeus Seutter and Augustine Herrman and dates from approximately 1740. It is the 3rd state (or edition) of the map, and is part of the Jansson-Visscher series of maps (for comparison, look at … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – June 2012

Titled “Panorama of the Great Metropolis,” this month’s featured map actually consists of three maps and two bird’s-eye views. The maps shows the city of New York, the city of Brooklyn, and the Hudson River, while the views and illustrations … Continue reading

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