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Can you solve the map mystery?

When I catalog historical maps, I always try to figure out the modern geographic area that they cover, ideally down to the neighborhood level. Usually, I can find the answer, but the following map has me stumped. It likely covers … Continue reading

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Mapping the Heights

For the last two weeks, I’ve been cataloging 19th century manuscript maps of Brooklyn Heights. These maps represent our collection’s earliest detailed views of the area; they show property ownership, street and waterfront development, businesses and more. I am very … Continue reading

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