Tag Archives: maps

Colonial New York Close Up: Revisiting Bernard Ratzer’s Plan of the City of New York

  Brooklyn Historical Society is excited to put two highlights of our collection on display for a limited engagement this summer in honor of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn: two versions of the “Plan of the City … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Exhibitions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New to the Library Collection: Tauranac New York City Subway Maps

This special edition of the Map of the Month celebrates a recent donation to the library: a set of New York City transit maps designed and published by Tauranac Maps. Pictured above is a portion of the latest Tauranac New … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Library & Archives | Tagged | Leave a comment

Map of the Month–February 2015

February’s Map of the Month, “The Missing Link” is more properly described as a broadside, for the map was published in October 1939 by the Brooklyn-Battery Bridge Coalition to support an appeal of the veto of the bridge’s construction by then … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Hidden Collections, Library & Archives | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Uncovering Historical Maps at Brooklyn Historical Society

As I wrap up cataloging the last few maps and polishing the last blog post for this phase of Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)-funded map cataloging for BHS, the time has come to let everyone know what we … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Hidden Collections, Library & Archives | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Map of the Month–December 2014

In celebration of the recent announcement of the expansion of the Citibike program in New York, I have selected the “NYC Bike Map 2014” for December’s map of the month. This map is remarkable in the density of information it … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Hidden Collections, Library & Archives | Tagged , | Leave a comment