Amazing historical maps

April 9, 2014

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Cartophiles rejoice! — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use: http://maps.nypl.org/warper/

A bit overwhelming, but cool nonetheless: it features New York City from 1852 to 1922  as well as world maps, collections from the mid-Atlantic US and the Austro-Hungarian empire, etc. The library also created a tool that apparently lets you overlay the maps on existing images from tools like Google Earth.