New York City History and Cartograph (1879) – YouTube Video

Hey everyone, just wanted to share with you our latest YouTube video that explores and examines a vintage map of New York City that was produced in 1879. What’s special about this map is that it’s kind of a dual purpose perspective map in that not only does it give birds-eye perspectives of New York City ie building architecture, ships in the harbor, vegetation etc. We also are given an quasi overhead 2d perspective in that we get a worldly view of the streets that extend across the entire island of Manhattan. Out of all the New York City maps in our collection, this one seems to be the rarest in terms of the way the content is displayed. So take a look at the video below, and tell us what you think by commenting below!


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