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Map of the Month–March 2014

I selected this month’s map, New York State Parks, in a lull between February   snowstorms. The illustrator, C. Kroetzer, was clearly counting on exciting viewers’ imaginations with tableaus of outdoor leisure: the map is strewn with pictures of people sunbathing, … Continue reading

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Map of the Month — February 2014

For February’s map of the month, I have selected the 1827 of Hooker’s New Pocket Plan of the Village of Brooklyn. This map may look familiar to readers of the Brooklyn Historical Society blog, as an 1861 reprint of this … Continue reading

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Map of the Month — January 2014

This month’s map selection is the Travellers Map of Long Island, published by J.H. Colton, New York in 1850. This is a little gem of a map, only 7 3/8 inches in tall and 20 inches long, but it is … Continue reading

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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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