Historical Maps of New York City


This was the land of the Lenape people in the 16th century, when the first European explorers visited the region. At the beginning of the 17th century the Dutch West India Company decided to establish a trading post in Manatūs (Manhattan). The first families arrived in 1624 and later the Dutch settlement was named New Amsterdam.

In 1674, the English took control of the city and renamed it New York. After the Independence War (1775–83), New York was established as the capital of the United States of America. In 1789, George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the nation. New York also hosted the first meeting of Congress and the first sessions of the Supreme Court. In 1790, the nation's capital was transferred to Philadelphia. By 1804, New York became the largest city in the country, with a population of over 60 thousand people.

Maps and Panoramic Views of NYC:

Maps of NYC

Maps of NYC - 17th Century

Maps of NYC - 18th Century

Maps of NYC - 19th Century

Maps of NYC - 20th Century

Bird's Eye Views of New York

Aerial Views of New York

Skylines of New York City



Maps NYC




New York map




Nieuw Amsterdam


Map NYC 18th century




Historical map NY 1789



Map State New York 19th century



US Map


Antique photographs


Bird's Eye View




NY Nineteenth Century


New Amsterdam


Central Park NY

View from Central Park looking south.



Goerck Mangin


Aerial image NY


Old map NY


New York Skyline images


Maps United States


New York City NY


Tip Manhattan


Lost Buildings


NY eighteenth century


Manhattan Island


New York 18th century


Castelo Plan


City New York


Southern Manhattan


Map Times Square


Map New York City


New York City 19th century


Lower Manhattan


New York 17th century


Map New York


Harbour map


21st Century


City New York panorama


NY Panorama


Eyland Manatus




US Trails map


New-York & Brooklyn




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Historical Maps of New York City