Map Treasures

Related to the recent bear post, no map related blog, especially one focused on New York City, would be complete without a salute to the veritable treasure trove of maps available for public viewing at the New York Public Library (NYPL).
According to NYPL’s website, “The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division is one of the world’s premier map collections in terms of size, scope, unique holdings, diversity and intensity of use. Established in 1898, our holdings include more than 433,000 sheet maps and 20,000 books and atlases published between the 15th and 21st centuries. The collections range from the global to the local scale and support the learning and research needs of a wide variety of users.”
The Map Division is located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (42nd Street and Fifth Avenue), First Floor, Room 117.

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