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Twentieth-Century Maps

(Includes sites with maps from various time periods)


32 Miles of Crystal Water Amidst Majestic Mountains
1950 color map of the Lake George region, with geographic features labeled (PDF file).
1905 atlas of the eastern part of the Town of St. Johnsville
A Romance Map of the North Country
1935 map in black and white with color drawings, depicting northern New York, including the Adirondack region (PDF file).
Adirondack Attractions
Illustrated road map showing points of interest in the Adirondack region (PDF file).
Adirondack Park Land Use & Development Map and State Land Map
1999 map by the Adirondack Park Commission, in full color by private and state land classifications (PDF file).
Adirondack Region, NY
Clickable map of the Adirondack Region.
Airports of New York State
Map by the New York Department of Commerce, date unknown (PDF file).
Auto Roadmap of the Adirondacks
1924 map in color by Seneca Ray Stoddard.
Binghamton N.Y.
Shows major streets in 1920
The Bronx
1915 street map showing parks, cemeteries, and other points of interest.
Brooklyn Subway Mapping System
Color map from Kings County Genweb site, showing subway routes.
Buffalo, N.Y.
1:500,000 scale map of Buffalo area.
Chief points of interest in upper Manhattan
Black and white tourist map (1920).
Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR)
CUGIR is an active online repository providing geospatial data and metadata for New York State, with special emphasis on those natural features relevant to agriculture, ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interactions. Subjects such as landforms and topography, soils, hydrology, environmental hazards, agricultural activities, wildlife and natural resource management are appropriate for inclusion in CUGIR.
County Formation, New York 1683-1915
Animated map showing development of New York's counties over time.
Digital Atlas of New York City
Presents a digital atlas of New York City, provided by William A. Bowen. Includes maps of the city's population and race, ancestry, income and poverty, adult education attainment, household types, and commuters. Notes that the map for commuters include traveling by private automobile, carpooling, bicycle, bus, ferryboat, motorcycle, railroad, streetcar, elevated train, taxicab, and walking.
Fire Island National Seashore
Contemporary map from National Park Service
Gateway National Recreation Area
Shows Sandy Hook unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.
Gateway National Recreation Area [New York/New Jersey]
Park location map.
Gateway National Recreation Area [New York/New Jersey]
Jamaica Bay and Breezy Point area map.
High Peak Region of the Adirondack Park
1956 map of the park compiled by the Adirondack Mountain Club (PDF file).
Highways, Public Campsites & Historic Sites of the Adirondack & Catskill Mountains
1935 map by the New York Conservation Department (PDF file).
Historical Map and Chart Collection--New York
Collection of nineteenth and early twentieth century charts from the U.S. Coast Survey.  Covers coastal areas and inland waterways.
Hudson Canyon
Color shaded relief map of Hudson Canyon.
Long Island Maps and Their Makers
Text describing historical development of mapping of region accompanied by links and images (mostly details).
Long Island, New York: Facts & Figures
Provides facts and figures about Long Island, New York, including data for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Discusses the history of Long Island and provides a timeline of significant events, beginning with Verrazano's sighting of the South Shore in 1524. Includes a map, showing Long Island's location in relation to New York State. Offers access to Long Island Home Page, free brochures, and travel and vacation information.
MacIntyre Iron Company Map of Property in Essex and Franklyn Counties New York
1925 map (PDF file).
Main Routes of Travel in the Adirondack Mountains
1919 map by the New York State Conservation Commission (PDF file).
Manhattan 1911
Map of Manhattan and extreme western Brooklyn in 4 parts.
Manhattan 1915
Street map of Manhattan and extreme western Brooklyn from the 1915 Manhattan Street Guide Directory.
Map of the Adirondack Mountains showing how to reach them by the New York Central Lines
1900 railroad map (PDF file).
Map of the Adirondack Wilderness
1901 map by Seneca Ray Stoddard (PDF file).
Map of Township 40
1900 map of the Totten and Crossfield purchase in Hamilton County, NY (PDF file).
Map Showing Location of Private and Family Cemeteries in the Borough of Queens
1931 map showing private and family cemetery plots around Queens.
Maps and History at NYCROADS
This site provides road maps of New York City and the tri-state area from 1928 to 1970.
Maps of the Minisink Region
Black and white maps useful for doing research on the early periods of the region's history.
Neighborhood Map
Clickable map of the 5 boroughs.
New York City
Overview map showing entire New York metropolitan area.
New York City Subway Historical Maps
Extensive collection of maps showing subway and rail lines going back to 1880.
New York Maps
Collection of maps of New York State in JPEG format from The Perry-Castaņada Library Map Collection. Contents: "State Maps," "City Maps," "Historical City Maps," "Maps of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites," and "Maps on Other Web Sites."
New York Maps - New York Hotel Discounts and City Guide
Area and Street Maps of New York - Map page of the New York Hotel Discounts and City Guide features hotel special offers, accommodation, restaurants, essential travel information and New York city maps.
New York Progress
Maps in 6 parts, depicting how New York progressed in growth from 1661 through 1817.
New York State
Color shaded relief map
New York State
Black and white shaded relief map.
New York State
County boundaries superimposed on relief map.
New York State
Colored overview map focusing on hydrography and county boundaries.
New York State (outline map)
.Simple black and white outline map showing county boundaries
New York State Atlas
Base maps and environmental quality maps from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
New York State Geological Survey
Site includes downloadable geological map of New York in ArcView format.
New York State Map
Clickable map featuring counties and regions.
New York State Outdoors Map
1968 map in color by the New York Conservation Department (PDF file).
Newburgh and Beacon
1920 street map.
N.Y. 1903
Street map in 5 parts, covering Manhattan from The Battery to Morris Heights, as well as the east and west parts of the Bronx from Tremont to Westchester.
Port Jervis, N.Y.
1920 street map.
Queens & Richmond Counties
Maps from the Before The Five Borough City article.
Queens Borough, City of New York
1910 map in two parts, showing streets, roads, parks, and cemeteries. Part 2 includes inset map of Rockaway Inlet.
Railroads of New York State.
1952 map by the New York Department of Commerce (PDF file).
Richmond County.
1910 street map in of Richmond County (Staten Island) in 2 parts, including northeastern New Jersey.
Schenectady, N.Y.
1920 street map.
Ski Chart of North Creek
1940s map of the North Creek area of the Adirondack Region, showing ski trails and slopes (PDF file).
Special Edition Metric Topographical Map, XIII Olympic Winter Games, Adirondack Region, New York, U.S.A
1980 topographic map of Lake Placid, site of that year's Winter Olympics, and surrounding area (PDF file).
State University of New York at Stony Brook, University Libraries: Map collection
Presents information on the map collection in the Science and Engineering Library at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Provides a guide to locating maps in the Library. Contains digital images of early maps of New York and Long Island from the 16th century to the present. Links to the Library home page and to other resources on maps.
Stone Arabia Cemetery
1907 cemetery map.
Syracuse, NY
1920 street map.
The Adirondack Tour
Map included in pamphlet circa 1923.
The Adirondacks
Adirondack Resorts Association brochure, circa 1927.
The Central Adirondacks Sno-mobile Capital
Map showing snowmobile trails in the Adirondack region, date unknown (PDF file).
The Erie Canal
Site presents several maps showing the Erie Canal along with other historical materials.
The Merchants' Association hotel and theater map.
1906 map of theaters and hotels in Manhattan, by the Merchants Association of New York.
The New York State GIS Clearinghouse Home Page
The New York State GIS Clearinghouse is a centralized location for information on GIS in New York. It includes a repository of GIS metadata and data, including orthophotoquads for the entire state.
Town of Oyster Bay
Town map depicting villages and hamlets and their respective boundaries. From a 1999 LIPA population survey.

Revised 9/30/02

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