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 (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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Vintage Map of New York City (1909) – Examining and Exploring

new york city 1909 mapVintage Birds-eye Map of New York City (1909)

Today we’re going to take a look at one of our New York City Maps that’s in our historical collections that was produced in 1909. The map is displayed in a birds-eye 3d perspective in that we get to see building architecture, changes in landscape, bridges, parks and much more that is presented as if we were flying in a hot air balloon.

new york city 1909 map landmarksThere are several characteristics that I love about this vintage map of New York City. First of all it displays the various important landmarks throughout the metropolitan area. For example the Statue of Liberty is drawn with the labeling “Bedloe’s Island”. What’s interesting about this aspect of the map is that “Bedloe’s Island” on todays maps of New York City doesn’t exist. Instead the Statue of Liberty currently lies on Liberty Island. This is because “Bedloe’s Island” was renamed to “Liberty Island” as an act of congress in 1956. This gives us historical context that largely authenticates the observed publication date of 1909. Directly to the west of the Statue of Liberty lies Ellis Island. It is faintly drawn on the cartograph, for which about half of the island is actually visible. To the southeast of the Statue of Liberty lies Governors Island in which Fort Columbus and William Castle is labeled. If we look to the north east of Governors Island we see two of the great suspension bridges of New York City. Drawn and labeled are the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges crossing over the East River. I really love the amount of detail that exists with these various historical landmarks of NYC. This is just one of the many special aspects of this vintage cartograph.

new york city 1909 map hudson river transit lines

Another characteristic of this map that I believe cannot be overlooked is that the transit lines and tunnels of New York City are labeled throughout. For example if you look long the Hudson river side of lower Manhattan you see that the Pennsylvania Railroad route is labeled, the Erie Railroad, the Hudson Manhattan Tunnel and various ferry lines that travel back and forth across the Hudson River.

new york city 1909 map east river transit linesOn the East River though there are only a few transit lines labeled as you can see the Interborough tunnel labeled, as well as the Belmont Tunnel, and Pennsylvania Railroad tunnels. Tunnels and ferry lines as we can see on the map are more predominate on the Hudson River vs. The East River. What interesting about this aspect is that the Hudson River is much wider then the East River. The Cost and resources needed for building a bridge across the East River must have been significantly less then a proposed plan for building a bridge over the Hudson. A very interesting thought and explanation to the reasons that bridges only existed on the western side of Manhattan.

new york city 1909 map transit line comparisonI really love birds-eye perspective maps because they give the viewer and idea of the historical growth of a city. It also presents the vertical growth of skyscrapers as well as the formation of various neighborhoods and boroughs. Generally on this map though, we vague drawn buildings throughout. We see mediocre boxes with dots that symbolize windows. Building architecture though is detailed more specifically as we get into highly condensed areas of New York City.  For example in lower Manhattan, right next to Battery Park, we see a few skyscrapers detailed with individual characteristics in terms of shape. If we look to the western side of the Hudson River, we see piers and docks drawn with specific details as well. Also various parts of Brooklyn have architecturally detailed buildings throughout. Ultimately what this tells me is that the map was meant not for close inspection of the general areas, but more pulled back approach that gives a worldly view perspective. The map wants you to see the magnificence and growth of the City of New York. That is why I believe birds-eye perspective maps are so special and unlike the overhead 2-D street view maps.

Check out our musical preview of this vintage map from 1909:

Also we have this vintage map of New York City available on a fully customizable poster print from our online shop. Click the image and link below to take a closer look!

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!

New York City Map – Duvet Covers

Time to snuggle up with some of our customly designed New York City Map microfiber duvet covers. The maps ddesigned on these covers range in terms of their publication date, some of the maps were published as early as the 1600’s and others extend to the early 1900’s. The maps also range in terms of the perspective in which they are conceived, some are birds-eye perspective maps while others are overhead 2d perspectives.

The covers come in multiple sizes including King, Queen and Full. The covers are hand sewn, machine washable and come with a hidden zipper for assembly and care. The duvet insert is not included.

Vintage Map of New York City (1869) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of New York City (1911) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of New York City (1890)

Vintage Map of New York City (1884) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of New York City (1901) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of New York City (1831) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of New York City (1886) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of New York City (1846) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of New York City (1807) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of The New York City Harbor (1864) Duvet Cover

Vintage Pictorial Map of New York City (1879) Duvet Cover

Vintage Pictorial Map of New York City (1879) Duvet Cover

Vintage Map of Lower New York City (1860) Duvet Cover

Vintage Pictorial Map of New York City (1873) Duvet Cover

Vintage Pictorial Map of New York City (1874) Duvet Cover

Vintage Pictorial Map of New York City (1672)

Vintage Map of New York City (1840) Duvet Cover