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Map of the Month — October 2013

This month’s map is likely a printer’s proof of a Map of the City of Brooklyn, consolidated as of January 1st, 1855. It marks an important stage in the transformation of Brooklyn from rural village to the city comprising Kings … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – February 2013

This month’s featured map shows Long Island ca. 1860s. It was “sold for” Charles Magnus, a New York City-based lithographer, publisher, mapmaker, bookseller, and stationer active from 1850-1899. The map illustrates Long Island’s industrial and commercial development, from the railroad … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – January 2013

This month’s featured map shows a plan for the Parade Ground, laid out just south of Prospect Park.   Parade grounds served a significant purpose in the 19th century by providing large expanses of land where the military could conduct … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – December 2012

This month’s featured map is a reproduction of Hooker’s Map of the Village of Brooklyn in the Year 1827. The reproduction was made in 1861 for Brooklyn reporter Henry McCloskey’s Manual of the Corporation. Hooker’s map is one of the … Continue reading

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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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