New York City Map – Mousepads

Introducing …… New York City map mousepads that are currently available on our online store. Perfect for the professional office or the casual user, these mousepads are dust and stain resistant and are sized 9.25″ x 7.75″. The mousepads also include a no slip bottom and are printed with full color quality.  The New York City maps designed on these mousepads range in style and publication date. Some of the maps are displayed with a birdseye perspective while others are an overhead 2d perspective. The maps featured on these mousepads range from being originally produced as early as the 1600’s all the way to the early 1900’s. Take a few minutes and browse the collection below, if you want to take a closer look at a specific mousepad feel free to click on the images and or links. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Vintage Map of New York City (1884) Mouse Pad
Vintage Map of New York City (1884) Mouse Pad by Alleycatshirts
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Vintage Map of New York City (1886) Mouse Pad
Vintage Map of New York City (1886) Mouse Pad by Alleycatshirts
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Vintage Map of New York City (1831) Mouse Pad
Vintage Map of New York City (1831) Mouse Pad by Alleycatshirts
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144533862207445453?rf=238063820583157051″>Vintage Pictorial Map of New York City (1672) Mouse Pad by Alleycatshirts
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Vintage New York City Map Mugs

Introducing our customly designed New York City Map mugs available for purchase on our online store! That’s right, sit down at your breakfast nook and enjoy a hot cup of coffee while looking at historical maps of New York City that date as far back as the early 1600’s. The mugs come in numerous shapes, styles and sizes that range from stainless steel coffee mugs, frosted glass mugs, all the way to the standard ceramic mugs. The vintage New York City maps designed on the sides of these mugs range in publication date as some are published as early at the 1600’s and range all the way to the early 1900’s. The maps also vary in terms of display perspective as some maps consist of a birds-eye 3d perspective of New York City and others are an overhead 2d street view. Take a few minutes and check out the various New York City maps we have available from our online store. If you would like to take a closer look at these mugs, click on the images and links below!

New York City Transit Line History (1918) – YouTube Video

Just wanted to share our latest YouTube upload which explores and examines a vintage map of New York City, more specifically a transit line map that was produced in 1918. In the video we zoom in and look at various historical aspects of this vintage map. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below!

Vintage New York City Map (1847) – Examination and Perspective

We are going to take a quick look at one of our vintage New York City maps in our vast collection that displays Manhattan in an overhead 2d street view perspective. The map we are currently looking at was produced in 1847 and is displayed with a uniform color scheme. In terms of transportation, the map displays road systems, railways and ferry routes. The map also features around 50 different reference points regarding historical landmarks, colleges, government buildings and other points of interest.

lower manhattan 1847Lower Manhattan displays several locations such as Battery Park, Castle Garden, various clustered streets and piers throughout the coastal areas. In the image above we also see the beginnings of a railway system that travels north to south on Manhattan Island. There are also several points of reference on a singular street on this map, more specifically on Broadway. In the image above, start from the most northerly part of Battery Park and find the street with dots and numbers ranging (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,14,18). Below are the listed points of interest and their respective numbers.

1) The Atlantic Hotel

2) Delmonico’s

3) The Mansion Hotel

5) Judson’s Hotel and Globe Hotel

6) The Trinity Church

7) The City Hotel

8) Croten

14) Rathbuns Hotel

18) D. Appleton Publishing House

These are just a few of the numbered locations that we are showing you that are displayed on this map.

governors island and brooklyn 1847The image above displays other locations throughout the New York City Metropolitan area. We see Governor’s Island with illustrations detailing Fort Columbus as well as Castle William. We also see a portion of Brooklyn New York to the west of Governor’s Island for which we see labeled streets as well as railway lines. Also we can see various ferry lines and the distances they travel between lower Manhattan to Brooklyn and elsewhere.

northern brooklyn and mid to lower manhattan 1847Looking at this section of the map we can see Navy Yard written on the a landscape over in Brooklyn New York. This area was and still is a United States Naval Yard that houses and ports naval ships that travel down the East River. Over on the Manhattan side we can see a cross hatched line that signifies a railway, for which we see that it zig zags south to north and travels vertically through Manhattan Island. Another thing that I’ve noticed on this map is that the piers on the lower portion of Manhattan’s East River side seem to be much more condensed. As you travel up the East River though, those ports seem to gradually be spaced out more. This is probably due to the highly populated areas of lower Manhattan vs. the less populated areas as you move northward.

ellis island and jersey city labeledTo the southwestern part of this map, I thought it was pretty cool that Ellis Island and Fort Gibson was labeled. Also Jersey City NJ is shown with a few geographical characteristics that include a railway system route that travels to the coast of New Jersey. This railway probably travels to a port where travelers or goods can be transported to Manhattan Island. Also we get to see a few labeled streets that existed in Jersey City at the time.

I really love these old map of New York City! They are loaded with information that pertains to that time and they let you compare and contrast it to the evolution of the greatest city on Earth. If you have any questions about this map I’d be happy to answer them below! Also if you like this map ALOT, we actually have this EXACT map available for purchase on our online store in a customizable poster print form. Check out the link below for details.

Click the image and link below to take a look at our Customizable New York City Map (1847) Poster Print:

Vintage NYC and Brooklyn Map (1847) Posters
Vintage NYC and Brooklyn Map (1847) Posters by Alleycatshirts
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New York City Map – Dinner Plates

Let’s dine with some New York City Maps and History. That’s right we want to show off our vintage New York City Map dinner plates that are available to purchase on our online store. Perfect for any dinner room tables or breakfast nook! The plates are comprised of Melamine plastic and are 10″ in diameter. The plates are non-toxic, drop and break resistant, easy to clean dishwasher safe and are printed with vibrant colors. The only downside to these plates are that they are currently not microwave safe as of yet. The vintage maps of New York City that are printed on this dinner plates range in publication date from the 1600’s all the way to the early 1900’s. They also range in perspective in that some maps are birds-eye view maps and other maps display the city in an overhead 2d street view perspective. Leave a comment below if you have any questions!

Vintage Map of New York City (1878) Plates
Vintage Map of New York City (1878) Plates by Alleycatshirts
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Decorating with New York City Maps

Let’s face it, we all have an inherent love for New York City and often times individually we strive to find ways to express that love. Whether you have a New York City apartment or you live in far and distant places throughout the world, there is something special about bringing NYC decor to a bedroom, living room, kitchen, game room etc. The desire to decorate a space with the most popular metropolitan city in the world, sends the message that you adore urban landscapes, modernism and have a romantic relationship with metropolitan culture. New York City maps I believe are great decorative items that fully infuse the decorative appeal of the NYC culture and modernism as a whole. So lets examine the various ways New York City maps can be used in terms of decorating a space.

Obviously we should start off by saying that framed wall prints are the easiest way to decorate a room with New York City maps. They’re perfect in almost any working or living space. They add value, charm and nostalgia to room. They can be produced at home for a minimal cost simply by using a home printer and searching online. Professional looking prints can be purchased at numerous different online sites in various different styles and paper types and often times never break a budget.

There are many other items perfect for adding New York City decor to any room. For example a New York City Map throw blanket would be absolutely perfect to hang on the back of a couch. A New York City map wall clock would be perfect to hang in an office or a garage. A New York City map lamp and lamp shade would be perfect for an end table in either a bedroom or beside a couch. New York City map throw pillows can make a bed or a couch look like a NYC haven. A New York City map dart board can add fun an enjoyment to any game room. The possibilities are literally endless. These are just a few of the decorative ideas that we’re putting out there. If you can think of some more examples, we’d like to hear what you guys think! Below are a few decorative items that we have on our shop just to spark your imagination. Tell us what you think!

Vintage Map of Lower New York City (1807) Desk Lamps
Vintage Map of Lower New York City (1807) Desk Lamps by Alleycatshirts
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Vintage Map of New York City Harbor (1864) Desk Lamp
Vintage Map of New York City Harbor (1864) Desk Lamp by Alleycatshirts
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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!