New York City Atlases & Land Books


These resources are grouped by year (the range covers 1819 - present).  The guide includes resources from Avery Library and the New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery.  Additional resources are available from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) and Lehman Library, both part of Columbia University Libraries

1819-1820

Sackersdorff. Map of farms, commonly called the Blue book, 1815.
Drawn from the original on file in the Street Commissioner's office in the city of New York, together with lines of streets and avenues, laid out by John Randel, Jr. 1819-1820 [1868]. 
NYPL Digital Gallery.

1852-1856

Perris. Maps of the city of New York. (6v.)
Contents: v.1 Wards 1st-4th (1852)--v.2 Wards 7th, 10th & 13th (1856)--v.3 Wards 5th, 6th, 8th & 14th (1853)--v.4 Wards 11th, 17th and part of 18th (1853)--v.5 Wards 9th, 15th and part of 16th (1854)--v.6 Wards 18th & 21st (1854)
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): AA735 N4 P4211 FFF
Avery Classics AA735 N4 P42 FF
Microfiche, Fx3 7635


Perris. Maps of the city of New York. (7v.)
Contents: v.1 Wards 1st-4th (1852)--v.2 Wards 7th, 10th & 13th (1852)--v.3 Wards 5th, 6th, 8th & 14th (1853)--v.4 Wards 11th, 17th and part of 18th (1853)--v.5 Wards 9th, 15th and part of 16th (1854)--v.6 Wards 18th & 21st--v.7 19th & 20th Wards (1854)
NYPL Digital Gallery

1855

Perris. Maps of the city of Brooklyn
Contents: v.1 & 2
NYPL Digital Gallery

1857-1862

Perris. Maps of the city of New York (7 v.) (3rd. ed)
Contents: v.1 (1857)--v.2 (1857)--v.3 (1859)--v.4 (1859)--v.5 (1859)--v.6 (1859)--v.7 (1862)
NYPL Digital Gallery

1861

Perris. Insurance maps of the warehouses & c., in Brooklyn from the Navy yard to Partition Street.
NYPL Digital Gallery

1867

Dripps. Plan of New York City from the Battery to Spuyten Creek.
Avery Classics AA735 N4 D83 FF

Dripps. Plan of New York City from the Battery to Spuyten Creek
NYPL Digital Galley

Beers. Atlas of New York and vicinity.
Avery Classics AA730 N48 B393 F

1868

Beers. Atlas of New York and vicinity
NYPL Digital Gallery

Higginson. Higginson's insurance map of the city of Brooklyn.
Contents: v.4
NYPL Digital Gallery

Perris & Browne. Insurance maps of the City of New York.
NYPL Digital Gallery

Sackersdorff. Map of the City of New York part 1: showing the streets, avenues, roads, public squares & places.
Avery Classics AA9127 N4 Sa1 FF

1869

Dripps. Map of the city of Brooklyn; being the former cities of Brooklyn & Williamsburgh and the town of Bushwick
NYPL Digital Gallery

1873

Atlas of Long Island, New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

1874

Beers. Atlas of Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

Fulton. Farm line map of the city of Brooklyn (Atlas of the City of Brooklyn).
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): AA735 N4B7 F95 FF

Beers. Farm line map of the city of Brookyn. (drawn by Henry Fulton)
NYPL Digital Gallery

Viele. Topographical atlas of the city of New York.
Avery Classics AA735 N4 V673 FF

Viele. Topographical atlas of the city of New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

1876

Cornell. Property atlas of the City of Yonkers, N.Y.: including a portion of the twenty fourth ward of New York City.
Avery Classics AA735 Y8 C815

1879

Bromley. Atlas of the entire city of New York.
Avery Classics AA9127 N4 B78 1879 F

Dripps. Map of Kings County, New York: based on the recent official survey showing new arrangement of boulevards, streets, railroads, etc.
Avery Classics AA735 N4B7 D83

1880

Bromley. Atlas of the entire city of Brooklyn, complete in one volume
NYPL Digital Gallery

Hopkins. Detailed estate and old farm line atlas of the city of Brooklyn (6v.)
Contents: v.1 Wards 23, 24 & 25--v.2 Ward 18--v.4 Wards 8 &22--v.5 Wards 1,2,3,4,5,6,10,11 & 12--v.6 Wards 13,14,15,16, 17 & 19
NYPL Digital Gallery

1881

Speilmann & Brush. Certified copies of original maps of property in New York City.
Avery Classics AA735 N4 Sp4 FF

1883-1888

Robinson & Pidgeon. Atlas of the city of New York (6v.) (2nd.ed.)
Contents: v.5 23rd Ward (1887)
NYPL Digital Gallery

1885

Robinson. Robinson’s atlas of the City of New York.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222) AA9127 N4 R561 FF

Robinson & Pidgeon. Atlas of the city of New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

1886

Robinson. Robinson’s atlas of the City of Brooklyn, New York
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 R56 FF

Robinson. Robinson's atlas of the City of Brooklyn, New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

1888-1897

Robinson. Certified copies of important maps appearing to the 23rd and 24th wards, city of New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

1890

Robinson. Robinson's atlas of King's County, New York [Brooklyn]
NYPL Digital Gallery

1890-1893

Robinson. Atlas of the City of New York… 3rd ed. (4 v.)
Contents: v.1 Wards 19th and 22nd --v.2 Ward 12th--v.3 Wards 16th, 18th and 21st--v.4 South of 14th Street
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA735 N4 R56 FF

1890-1952

Fire insurance maps in the Library of Congress: plans of North American cities and towns. New York State only.
Reels are arranged by city and then by year. Checklist at Avery Reference AA9105 Un3146
MICROFILM F a7772

Proquest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition 1867-1970 [New York/New Jersey]
For New York City five categories are available:

Brooklyn [Kings Co.]
Contents: 1886-1888; 1893-1895; 1901; 1904-1908; 1905; 1909; 1915-1933; 1915-1951; 1915-Apr.1951; New and additional sheets.

New York City : Special Atlases. These are unique maps.
Contents: 1903 Street cleaning, Bronx; 1913 Dry goods district, Manhattan; 1919-1921 Warehouse map, Hoboken, Manhattan, Bronx; 1922 Pier map of New York harbor; 1928 Pier map of New York Harbor

New York City [Bronx] [Kings (Brooklyn)] [Queens] [Richmond (Staten Island)].
This includes Manhattan, even though it is not listed.
Contents: 1890-1902; 1903-1919; 1908-1947; 1908-1952; New and additional sheets.

Queens County
Contents: 1898-1903; 1911-1917; 1925-1943; 1925-1934; 1947-1949; 1914-May 1951

Richmond Borough of New York City (Staten Island)
Contents: July 1885; 1898; 1910; 1917; 1937-1938; 1937-June 1951; New and additional sheets.

LibraryWeb (under Databases).
This is a digitized version of the New York State maps in Fire insurance maps in the Library of Congress: plans of North American cities and towns located at MICROFILM F a7772

1891

Beers. Map showing improved pavements in the City of Brooklyn in 1891.
Avery Classics AA735 N4B7 J33 FFF

Bromley. Atlas of the City of New York, Manhattan Island.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 B78 1891 FF

Wolverton. Atlas of Queens Co., Long Island, New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

1892-1895

Maps or plans and profiles, with field notes and explanatory remarks, showing the location, width, grades...of the 23rd and 24th wards of the city of New York
NYPL Digital Gallery

1893

Bromley. Atlas of the City of Brooklyn, New York.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 B783 FF

1897

Bromley. Atlas of the city of New York, Manhattan Island
NYPL Digital Gallery

1898

Hyde. Atlas of the Brooklyn borough…
Contents: v.1 Wards 2nd & 5th and part of 1st & 4th
Avery Classics AA735 N4B7 At1 FF

1898-1899

Bromley. Atlas of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan
Contents: v.1 Battery to 14th St.--v.2 14th St. to 59th St.--v.3 59th St. to 110th St.
NYPL Digital Gallery

Ullitz. Atlas of the Brooklyn borough of the City of New York
Contents: v.1 first 28 Wards--v.2 Flatbush and New Utrect, 29th & 30th Wards--v.3 Gravesend and Flatlands, 31st & 32nd Wards
NYPL Digital Gallery

1899

Bromley. Atlas of the City of New York… Manhattan (4v.)
Contents: v.1 Battery to 14th St.--v.2 14th St. to 59th St.--v.3 59th St. to 110th St.--v.4 110th St to 145th St.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 B78 1898-99 FF

1920

Comstock. Block book of twenty-third ward, New York City. (Bronx)
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4B8

1920-1922

Bromley. Atlas of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan (5v.)
Contents: v.2 14th St. to 59th St. (1920)--v.3 59th St. to 110th St. (1921)
NYPL Digital Gallery

1921

Bromley. Atlas of the Borough of Manhattan, city of New York.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA735 N4 B78 FF
Avery Classics AA735 N4 B78 FF

Bromley. Atlas of the Bronx.
Contents: Sections 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4B8 B783 FF

Bromley. Atlas of borough of the Bronx
Contents: Sections 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13
NYPL Digital Gallery

1922

Bromley. Atlas of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan. (5v.)
Contents: v.1 Battery to 14th St.--v.2 14th St. to 59th St.--v.3 59th St. to 110th St.--v.4 110th St. to 145th St.--v.5 145th St. to Spuyten Duyvil
Avery Classics AA9127 N4 B7851 FF

Sanborn. Pier map of New York harbour, including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island City, Staten Island and New Jersey shore.
Avery Classics 131516

1924

New York (N.Y.). Board of Estimate and Apportionment. Map of the city of New York: Sectional plans of the city of New York.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 N48595 FF

1925

Bromley. Atlas of the City of New York: Borough of the Bronx. (2v.)
Contents: v.2 North of 172nd St.
Avery Classics AA735 N4B8 G13 FF

Bromley. Manhattan land book.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 B782 F

1927

Bromley. Land book of the Borough of Manhattan.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 B782 1927a F

1929

Hyde. Desk atlas, borough of Brooklyn, city of New York. (4v.)
Contents: v.1 Sections 1-7--v.2 Sections 8-14--v.3 Sections 15-19-- v.4 Sections 20-25. Shows zoning restrictions and bus lines in operation.
Avery Classics 131642

1930

Bromley. Manhattan land book.
Avery AA9127 N4 B782 F

1931

Map of the borough...City of New York: map of Topographical Bureau.
Contents: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Richmond
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 M32 FFF

1932

*Bromley. Atlas of the City of New York Manhattan. (orig. publ. in 1913)
Contents: 14th St. to 59th St. Part 1 & 2
Avery Classics 626273 FF

1933

New York (N.Y.). Board of Estimate and Apportionment. Map of New York City.
Avery Classics AA9127 N4 N4861 FF

New York (N.Y.). Board of Estimate and Apportionment. Map of New York City. (orig. publ. in 1924)
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 N486 FF

1934

Bromley. Manhattan land book. (with some corrections)
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 B782 1934 F
Avery Classics AA9124 N4 B782 1934 F

1938

Bromley. Atlas of the City of New York: Borough of the Bronx. (2v.)
Contents: v.2 North of 172nd St.
Avery Classics AA735 N4B8 G131 FF

1941-1994

Sanborn. Fire insurance maps from the Sanborn Map Company Archives. New York City: late 19th century to 1990.
Most maps are from the 1970s and 1980s. Contents note for set on each reel.
MICROFILM F d4417

1943

*Sanborn. Atlas of the City of New York…Manhattan. (orig. publ. in 1930)
Contents: v.3 59th St. to 110th St.
Avery Classics AA9127 N4 Sa54 FF

1959

*Bromley. Manhattan land book. (orig. publ. in 1955)
Avery AA9127 N4 B782 1955 F
Avery Classics AA9127 N4 B782 F

1962

*Bromley. Manhattan land book. (orig. publ. in 1955)
Avery AA9127 N4 B782 1955 F c.2

1963

New York (N.Y.). City Planning Commission. Sectional map of the City of New York.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 N488711 FFF

1965

Sanborn. Land use 1964-65 [map of the City of New York].
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4L1 Sa5 FFF

1979

*Bromley. Bronx land book. (2v.) (v.1 orig. publ. in 1965, v.2 orig. publ. in 1963)
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 B7821 FF

1983

*Sanborn. Atlas of the City of New York…Manhattan.
Contents: v.1 Battery to 14th St. (orig. publ. in 1959)--v.2 14th St. to 59th St. (orig. publ. in 1957)--v.4 110th St. to 145th St. (orig. publ. in 1932)
Avery Classics AA9127 N4 Sa54 FF

1990-2011

Sanborn. Manhattan land book of the City of New York.
Atlas Shelving (Avery Rm 222): Avery AA9127 N4 Sa535 FF

2002

Sanborn. Sanborn CitySets.
Digitized Sanborn maps for New York City (south of 60th Street) and some of downtown Brooklyn. Layers of data include building footprints (with heights and data), streets and bridges, orthophotos, and TIN elevation (for 3D mapping)
Electronic Data Service, Lehman Library, SIA

2005

Sanborn. New York boroughs.
Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
MICROFICHE Fx3 4118

2007

Sanborn. Sanborn building & property atlas of Brooklyn.
Avery AA9127 N4B7 Sa532 F

2008

Sanborn. Sanborn building & property atlas of Brooklyn.
Avery AA9127 N4B7 Sa532 F

2012

Sanborn. Sanborn landbook, the Bronx, New York.
Avery Reserves AA9127 N4B8 Sa55 FF

2012-2013

Sanborn. Manhattan land book of the City of New York.
Avery Reserves AA9127 N4 Sa535 FF

2013

Sanborn. Sanborn building & property atlas of Brooklyn.
Avery Reserves AA9127 N4B7 Sa532 F

*The Sanborn Map Company had a correction service which kept the books up to date with the hundreds of changes that took place every year. The service made necessary changes in buildings, lots, zoning, etc. as officially recorded by New York City .

                                                                    last updated November 2013