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Map of the Month — December 2013

This month’s Map of the Month is a map accompanying an auction announcement for lots situated in the Village of Williamsburgh and the Town of Bushwick, as surveyed in 1842. It is a very good snapshot of how past and … Continue reading

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Map of the Month — November 2013

This month’s map of the month post is a sheet entitled “Bird’s Eye View of New York Harbor,” published by Geo. H. Walker of Boston in 1907. At first glance, it is a wonderful, sweeping view of a busy harbor … Continue reading

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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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