Vintage Map Shows Aerial View of the Cities of New York and Brooklyn in 1875

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This map, created and published in 1875 by printmakers Currier & Ives, shows Manhattan, Governors Island, Brooklyn and bits of New Jersey as seen from a birds eye view over Hoboken. Zooming in, many of the locations drawn are labeled below the map.

Five years prior to this map, the same printmakers published another incredible map, similar in style but from a different angle.

For more on the map, including larger scans and prints, check out its specimen page in the Library of Congress archives.

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Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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