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Maps: Nineteenth-Century Maps

Contains resources for maps and geospatial research and instruction

Nineteenth-Century Maps, Part A

Nineteenth-Century Maps

1868 Map of Village of St. Johnsville

Plan of St. Johnsville with residents' homes identified, provided by the Fort Klock Historic Restoration.

1895 Map of New York

Color map of upstate New York and Long Island in two parts.

A chart of the coast of America : from New York and Philadelphia to the Strait or Gulf of Florida, and from thence to the Mississippi

1837 map of the eastern coast of America. Includes numerous notes, 12 insets (including extension from Florida to mouth of Mississippi River), and 6 panoramic views of selected portions of the coastline.

A geological section of the country from the neighborhood of Sandy Hook in New Jersey northward through the Highlands in New York towards the Catskill Mountains.

Map of geological cross-section by Samuel Akerly in 1819. Relief shown by profile and with spot heights.

A map of the State of New York [northern section]

Digital image of the northern part of De Witt's 1802 map of New York.

A map of the State of New York [southern section]

Digital image of the southern part of De Witt's 1802 map of New York.

A map of the state of New York : compiled from the latest authorities : including the turnpike roads now granted as also the principal common roads connected there with

1808 map showing major roadways in New York State.

A map of the state of New York : exhibiting the situation and boundaries of the several towns, wards, and counties and specifying in each town, ward, and county, the whole population thereof, and in the several counties, the population upon which the apportionment of senators and members of assembly is based, with tables of apportionment

Hand-colored 1845 map prepared for the New York legislature. Includes notes, table of statistics, and insets of the cities of Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Troy, Brooklyn, Utica, Hudson, and of the city and county of New York, Brooklyn and Williamsburgh.

A map of the village of Williamsburgh, Kings County, N.Y. : showing each lot of ground in said village, as laid down on the assessment of the village, together with the assessment number of each lot

Hand-colored map from 1845 including notes and showing street names, property lines and lot numbers.

A map prepared for the report of the New York & Erie R.R. Co., 1844, exhibiting the line of the N.Y. & E. R. Road : & the present state of the work, together with the area of the country tributary to the railroad and the population thereof.

Map showing railroad lines in New York and adjacent states.

A New Map of New York with its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place along the Stage & Steam-boat Routes.

1836 map in full color by county with profile of the Erie Canal. Charts detail distances between points using Steam-boat routes.   (Search David Rumsey Collection.)

A New Map of New York with its Canals, Roads & Distances.

1846 map in full color by county with distances by steamboat routes. Profile of the Erie Canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson River included.  (Search David Rumsey Collection.)

Adirondack Mountain Resorts Reached Via the Adirondack Railway from Saratoga

Railroad map by the Delaware & Hudson Railroad System, date unknown (PDF file).

Albany Rural Cemetery

1846 map showing cemetery sections and street names.

An improved map of the Hudson River : with the post roads between N. York & Albany

1834 map with relief shown by hachures and spot heights.

Annotated Bibliography of Selected New York State Maps: 1793-1900

Extensive bibliography by Jo Margaret Mano. Includes historical information, but no images.

Bridgman's new railroad & township map of New York from the latest official & other authentic sources adapted for use in institutions of learning, business offices & libraries.

Shows drainage, post offices, county seats, cities and towns, county and township boundaries, railroads and canals. Includes list of counties and statistical data, and a view of the state capitol. Also contains four inset maps of New York showing congressional districts, geology relief , and climate.

Brooklyn

Street map of Brooklyn published for Advertising Bureau, Brooklyn City Rail Road Company. Overprinted in brown to show "Twelve Routes, 42 miles of Streets and Avenues Traversed by Cars, all Starting from Fulton Ferry." Contains a list of routes in lower left of map.

Buffalo 1896

Color map from Rand McNally & Co.'s Universal Atlas of The World.

Chart of Long Island Sound, 1822

Nautical chart showing the north shore and east end of Long Island, as well as the southern coast of Connecticut.

The City of Brooklyn. Sketched and drawn on stone by C.R. Parsons.

A bird's-eye view of the city, showing points of interest.

City and County of New-York.

1836 topographical map of Manhattan Island, including sites of interest (Search David Rumsey collection).

City of New York.

1836 map in full color with references to churches, public buildings, hotels, and others.  (Search David Rumsey collection).

City Of New York.

1845 full color map of the city showing ward boundaries and ferry routes. Includes census of the city at various periods.

City Of New York.

1846 full color map of the city with a list of references to buildings, squares and markets. (Search David Rumsey collection).

City Of New-York

1848 full color map of the city, covering Manhattan up to 26th St. on the west and up to 40th St. on the east side, as well as parts of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Shows wards and ferry routes.

Clinton County, New York

1869 map in full color by township (PDF file).

Coast Chart No. 20 New York Bay And Harbor, New York.

1866 map by the U.S. Coast Survey, including information about the location of light houses and beacons, tidal changes, and variations of the magnetic needle.  (Search David Rumsey collection).

Colton's new township railroad map of New York with parts of adjoining states and Canada.

Detailed map showing drainage, cities and towns, internal boundaries, distances between stations and the railroad network. Also includes insets of New York vicinity railroad and of the eastern portion of Long Island.

Cram's Rail Road & Township Map of New York.

1875 township and county map by the Cram Atlas Company in full color by county. Railroad lines are clearly marked (search David Rumsey Collection).

Cram's township and rail road map of New York.

Indexed township and county map showing relief by hachures, drainage, and cities and towns. Railroad lines are identified by initials.

East End of Lake Ontario and River St. Lawrence From Kingston to French Mills Reduced from an Original Drawing in the Naval Department by John Melish.

1815 color map showing soundings and ferry routes.  (Search David Rumsey Collection.)

Elizabethtown, New York

1876 street map of the "capital of Essex county", showing buildings labeled with names of property owners (PDF file).

The Empire State, New York : with its counties, towns, cities, villages, internal improvements &c.

1845 map with illustrations of major events in the history of the state. Includes notes and 3 tables of population statistics.

[Entrance to New York Bay from Sandy Hook]

1822 map covering New York Bay from southern Manhattan to Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

Executors sale of property belonging to the estate of Jordan Coles, decd. : situate in the 6th ward of the city of Brooklyn, by Jas. Bleecker & Sons on Thursday, 2nd June 1836, at 12 o'clock at their sales room, No. 13 Broad St.

Map of Brooklyn covering area along the north shore of Gowanus Creek, including parts of Clinton, Court, and Smith streets, between Bay Street and Cooper Street. Shows lots and dimensions, and names of owners of adjoining properties.

Falls of Niagara and adjacent country.

1828 map by William Darby, showing the Niagara area of New York as well as Ontario, Canada.

Franklin County, New York

1876 map in color by township (PDF file).

Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Map of New York.

1822 map in full color by county, including Profile of Levels of the Erie Canal.  (Search David Rumsey Collection).

Geological map of Long & Staten islands with the environs of New York

1842 map in full color, showing Long Island and vicinity. Includes inset "Map of New-York Island."

The Great metropolis in 1804.

Small map (possibly inset map) of New York City, covering Manhattan up to Desbrosses St. on west side and up to North St. (i.e. Houston) on the east side. Shows ferry routes.

Green-wood cemetery

1846 map of cemetery in Brooklyn, showing cemetery sections and street names. Includes illustrations.

Green-wood cemetery

1850 map of Brooklyn cemetery, showing cemetery sections and street names. Includes illustrations.

Hayward's map of the city of Brooklyn

1843 map of Brooklyn, including an illustration of Brooklyn Heights, inset, and list of churches and public buildings. Also shows wards and ferry piers.

Herkimer County, New York

1868 map in full color by township (PDF file).

Historic Maps of the Towns of Cazenovia, Fenner, and Nelson, Madison County, NY

Extensive collection of regional maps with links to related resources.

Hooker's New Pocket Plan of the City of New York

1824 street map of New York City. Includes lists of distributors, churches, markets, banks, newspapers, colleges, theaters, gardens, and public buildings.

Hooker's New Pocket Plan of the City of New York

1829 street map of New York City.   (Search David Rumsey Collection).

Hooker's new pocket plan of New York

1838 street map of New York City covering Manhattan south of 15th Street and south of 31st Street from west to east. Includes lists of distributors, churches, markets, banks, newspapers, colleges, theaters, gardens, and public buildings.

Hudson River & vicinity

1835 map by David Burr showing the area around the Hudson River as well as western Long Island and northwestern New Jersey.

Hudson River & vicinity

1836 map by David Burr showing the area around the Hudson River as well as western Long Island and northwestern New Jersey.

Hydrographic map of the counties of New-York, Westchester and Putnam : and also showing the line of the Croton aqueduct.

1846 map showing area around the counties.

In or Out of the Adirondacks via the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad

Railroad map of the Adirondack region, date unknown (PDF file).

Jefferson, Oswego, Lewis, Hamilton & Montgomery Counties

1871 color shaded maps from Asher & Adams' New Topographical Atlas And Gazetteer of New York (PDF file).

Johnson's New York by Johnson & Browning.

1860 atlas map in full color by county.   (Search David Rumsey Collection).

[King's County, Richmond County].

1838 map by David Burr showing Brooklyn and Staten Island. Produced by unknown printing process that appears as white on black background.

Little Falls in 1802.

Map of town, from the Documentary history of the state of New-York, 1849-1851. Selected buildings shown pictorially.

Malone, New York

1876 map in full color by district (PDF file).

Map and guide of the elevated railroads of New York City.

Outline map of Manhattan showing stations. Includes train schedule and list of points of interest.

Map and profile of the Champlain Canal as made from Lake Champlain to the Hudson River and surveyed thence to the tide at Waterford

1825 map of the area surrounding the canal by James Geddes.

Map exhibiting the experimental and located lines for the New-York and New-Haven Rail-Road. Projected and drawn by P. Anderson, civil engr.

Detailed topographic strip map showing the coast from New York City to New Haven, Conn. Indicates drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, roads, and railroads. Chartered in 1844, organized in 1846, opened in 1849.

Map of 150 lots of ground situate in the eleventh ward of New York belonging to the estate of John Flack, decd.

1833 map covering the area bounded by Avenue C, Ninth Street, Lewis Street, and Sixth Street. Shows lot numbers, dimensions, and selected names of landowners.

Map of 188 lots in the 12th ward of the city of New York : being part of the estate late of Philip Webbers, decd.

1835 map of the city, covering area bounded by Tenth Avenue, 50th Street, Bloomingdale Road, 47th Street, Eighth Avenue, and 48th Street.

Map of 285 sections of ground at Flatbush, L.I., opposite the residence of Dr. A. Vanderveer, on the turnpike

1835 map covering area bounded by block east of Hamilton Street, "main road leading to Flatlands Neck," Brooklyn & Flatbush Turnpike, and "main road to Jamaica." Shows lots and dimensions, names of owners of adjoining properties, and buildings.

Map of 465 valuable building lots in the village of Astoria, Long Island.

1850 map of the village in Queens County, with lot numbers shown.

Map of 995 lots of the Rapelje propy. on the Brooklyn & Jamaica Rail Road & Turnpike

1835 map covering the area bounded by "Rail Road," the block west of Nassau Street, "Brooklyn and Jamaica Turnpike," and the block east of Market Street. Shows names of owners of adjoining properties.

Map of the city of Albany

1818 map showing wards and block numbers. Includes index to places of interest and north east view of the capitol in the city of Albany.

Map of the city of Albany

1828 map showing ward boundaries. Includes references to places of interest.

Map of the city of Albany

1843 map showing wards and block numbers. Includes index to buildings, banks, hotels and churches, as well as inset A plan of the city of Albany.

Map of the city of Brooklyn, and village of Williamsburg : showing the size of blocks and width of streets as laid out by the Commissioners, the old farm lines, water line, and all recent changes in streets...

1846 map by David Burr, showing wards for city of Brooklyn.

Map of the city of Brooklyn, as laid out by commissioners, and confirmed by acts of the Legislature of the state of New York...

1849 map by J.H. Colton, showing ward boundaries for the city of Brooklyn.

Map of the City of Buffalo.

Full-color map ca. 1855.  (Search David Rumsey Collection.)

Map of the city of New-York / drawn by D.H. Burr, for "New York as it is, in 1834"

1834 map covering Manhattan up to 22nd St. on the west side and up to 34th St. on the east side, as well as neighboring parts of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Shows wards, parks, ferry lines, and other points of interest.

Map of the city of New-York / drawn by D.H. Burr, for "New York as it is, in 1838"

1838 map covering Manhattan up to 21st St. on the west side and up to 34th St. on the east side, as well as parts of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Includes key to public buildings in Brooklyn and notes on population. Shows ward boundaries, parks, ferry lines, selected public buildings and other points of interest.

Map of the city of New York.

1848 map covering Manhattan up to 19th St. on the west side and up to 33rd St. on the east side. Also covers parts of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Shows wards and ferry routes.

Map of the City of New York extending northward to fiftieth st..

1852 map by Matthew Dripps.  Shows all NY lots & buildings. Border has views of important city buildings.  (Search David Rumsey Collection.)

Map of the city of New York : prepared for the model of New York.

1850 map covering Manhattan up to 19th St. on the west side and up to 33rd St. on the east side. Also covers parts of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Shows wards and ferry lines and radial distances.

Map of the city of New York : with the adjacent cities of Brooklyn & Jersey City & the village of Williamsburg

Colton's 1843 map of the city and vicinity, showing streets, wards, fire districts, selected public buildings, and ferry lines. Includes information about fire alarms.

Map of the city of New York : with the adjacent cities of Brooklyn & Jersey City & the village of Williamsburg

Atwood's 1848 map of the city and vicinity, showing streets, wards, fire districts, selected public buildings, and ferry lines.

Map of the City of New-York with part of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh : population in the year 1850: 450,000 inhabitants

1850 map covering Manhattan up to 24th St. on the west side and 37th St. on the east side. Includes list of places of amusement, public buildings and churches. Also shows ward boundaries, fire districts and ferry lines.

Map of the city and county of New York : with the adjacent country

1831 map by David Burr of Manhattan, showing streets, wards, ferry lines, forts and selected public buildings. Includes census statistics, text and lists of public buildings, churches, museums, ferries, gardens and other places of interest.

Map of the city and county of New York : with the adjacent country

Same map as above, but dated 1832 (revised edition?).

Map of the counties of Albany and Schenectady

1829 map by David Burr, in color by township. Shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, parcels and landowners.

Map of the counties of Dutchess and Putnam

1829 map by David Burr, showing relief by hachures. Also shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, and parcels.

Map of the counties of New York, Queens, Kings and Richmond.

1829 map by David Burr, in color by township.

Map of the counties of Ontario & Yates

1829 map by David Burr, in color by township. Also shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, parcels, and landowners.

Map of the counties of Orange and Rockland

1840 map by David Burr, in color by township. Also shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, and parcels.

Map of the country thirty miles round the City of New York.

1811 map showing Southeastern New York, Long Island, and part of New Jersey.  (Search David Rumsey Collection).

Map of the country thirty three miles around the City of New York.

1853 color map showing Southeastern New York, Long Island, and part of New Jersey.  (Search David Rumsey Collection).

Map of the country twenty five miles round the City of New-York.

1835 atlas map showing Southeastern New York, Long Island, and part of New Jersey. In full color by county (Search David Rumsey Collection.)

Map of the country twenty five miles round the City of New-York.

1840 color map showing Southeastern New York, Long Island, and part of New Jersey. Marked with latitude and longitude, as well as train routes. (Search David Rumsey Collection.)

Map of the county of Cayuga

1829 map by David Burr, in color by township. Shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, and parcels.

Map of the county of Columbia

1829 map by David Burr, with relief shown by hachures. Shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, and churches.

Map of the county of Erie

1829 map by David Burr, in color by township. Shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, and parcels.

Map of the county of Greene

1829 map by David Burr, with relief shown by hachures. Also shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, parcels, and landowners.

Map of the county of Herkimer

Map by David Burr, published in 1841. Shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, parcels, and landowners.

Map of the county of Madison

1829 map by David Burr, in color by township. Also shows flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, churches, parcels, and landowners.

Nineteenth-Century Maps, Part B

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