Free downloads of large, old New York City maps

Posted by in Resources on February 7, 2013

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)

Download full size (7mb) 

New York and Brooklyn – Parsons and Atwater (1875)

Download full size (14.8mb)

New York Hotel and Theater Map (1906)

Download full size (6.05mb)

Manhattan & Brooklyn (1890)

Download full size (11.67mb)

Penn Station (1910)

Download full size (14.01mb)

Birdseye view of the borough of Brooklyn (1896)

Download full size (16mb)

Williams’ map of Manhattan (1879)

Download full size (16.50mb)

Map of Manhattan and Parts of Brooklyn (1840)

Download full size (7.99mb)

  • bob gay

    Great pictures

  • Susan Riggins

    These are fantastic!

  • zek

    Well, that’s something.
    Thank you very much!

  • Julia Bünger

    Hello, are this pictures free to use or do you have source for me?

    Kind regards

    • bryanmanio

      They are open for use, enjoy!