I stumbled across the Big Map Blog today and have been fascinated at the detail in these old maps. The best part is, they are available in large format (and I mean large) to download, so I’ll definitely be making a little project out of these in the coming weeks.
Here are some of my favorites that are based around New York city. I’ve included an overview of the entire map, as well as some little details at full resolution. Hope you enjoy these as much as I have.
John Bachmann’s birdseye map of New York and Environs (1866)
New York and Brooklyn – Parsons and Atwater (1875)
New York Hotel and Theater Map (1906)
Manhattan & Brooklyn (1890)
Penn Station (1910)
Birdseye view of the borough of Brooklyn (1896)
Williams’ map of Manhattan (1879)
Map of Manhattan and Parts of Brooklyn (1840)