Vintage Map of the City of New York Circa 1852

Vintage Map of the City of New York Circa 1852
Vintage Map of the City of New York Circa 1852
Photo: MCNY

This vintage map from the permanent collection in the Museum of the City of New York dates back to 1852, but shows an overlay of pre-grid plots of land and farms. The faint black lines show the Manhattan grid, established in 1811, and the colored sections show the plots of land before the grid along with the original high water line of the island before landfill and construction extended Manhattan in all directions.

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