Have an Extra $10 Million? You Could Own The Oldest Known Map of New York From 1531

A 1531 map depicting the relatively unknown Western Atlantic lands was recently found rolled up in a Swiss castle after being hidden for over 4 centuries. It is the oldest known map that show New York.

The map, which was created by a Genoese cartographer named Vesconte Maggiolo in 1531, is one of the first depictions of America’s eastern seaboard. It’s also the first (extant) map, ever, to show New York harbor.

Check out the accompanying article to learn more about this incredible map.

via Bloomberg

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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