Map to some maps
August 18, 2010 11:59 AM Subscribe
I need a map to some maps: What is the name of the collection/series of beautiful maps of New York City, over time, and where might I find it?
posted by RajahKing to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for a publication that has a series of different poster sized maps through the history of New York City. It is a rather large book, I think maybe 2' x 1', and I can't remember but I do not think it is bound - that is, the maps pull out.
The maps seem to be included for aesthetic rather than thematic reasons. They are all in color; they go back in to the 19th century (maybe earlier) and some are subway maps, some are painted, some show just Manhattan, others the entire city. I think there were at least a dozen different maps, all poster size.
I believe it was recently published, as I saw it - and then forgot to note the name - on a prominent display in a bookstore less than a year ago.