Journal
New York 1660

Introducing Old Maps of New York

Last year I started a side project at Go Tripod and brought you Old Maps of Paris, today we am pleased to announce the launch of Old Maps of New York.

There are only a few maps on there at the moment, starting with the earliest known map, of the east cost of America dating from around 1635.

The map embedded below was created around 1660 and known as the Castello Plan of New Amsterdam. It is the oldest known map of New York City dating from the dutch period.

I am currently adding them chronologically. The site operates in exactly the same way as Old Maps of Paris, with the ability to easily pan and zoom around the map using Google’s excellent Google Map user interface. You can also download the original map and even embed the map in your blog.

I’ll be regularly adding maps so please keep an eye on the site if you have a passion for old maps like I do.


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You can view the maps at: http://www.oldmapsofnewyork.com 
You can read more about the project here.