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

THE CITY OF NEW YORK
THE CITY OF NEW YORK

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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