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.



Antique photos of NYC


Historical map



New York map


Plan NY


Niew Neerlandt map


Nieuw Amsterdam


Map NYC 18th century



Fragment of the Nova Totivs Americæ Descriptio by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit, published in 1660, in Amsterdam. It shows the Dutch territory of New Netherland (Nieu Nederland), the French territory New France (Nova Francia), to the north, and the English territory of Virginia, to the south. In New Netherland we can see both New Amsterdam (Nieu Amsterdam) and Manhattan (Manhattans) indicated.


Historical map NY 1789



Map State New York 19th century



US Map


Antique photographs




NY Nineteenth Century


New Amsterdam


Central Park NY



Aerial image NY

New York Skyline images


Maps United States


New York City NY


NY eighteenth century


New York 18th century


Castelo Plan


City New York


Southern Manhattan


Map New York City


New York City 19th century


New York 17th century


Map New York


Harbour map


City New York panorama


NY Panorama


Eyland Manatus


Nineteenth century NY


New York view


US Trails map


New-York & Brooklyn




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Historical Maps of New York City