Image above: Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. ( 1700-1720). America Borealis 1699. Retrieved from NYPL.

This is a small selection from the expansive collection of early American maps from the new York Public Library, if you’d like to see the full archive yourself you can click here.

These maps have all been uploaded with a maximum horizontal resolution of 2000px, if you’d like to download the original scans that measure in at sizes up to and over 5000px wide you can click the NYPL link under each map.

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↟ Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1639). America Septentrionalis. Retrieved from NYPL.

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↟ Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1827). A map of the state of Virginia reduced from the nine sheet map of the state, in conformity to law Retrieved from NYPL.

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↟ Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1784). Carte des Etats-Unis de l’Amerique suivant le Traité de Paix de 1783 Retrieved from NYPL.

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↟ Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1845). Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44 Retrieved from NYPL.

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↟ Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1858). Rio Colorado of the West. Retrieved from NYPL.

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↟ Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1881). Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and connecting rail roads, 1881. Retrieved from NYPL.

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↟ Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1650). Amerique septentrionale Retrieved from NYPL.

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