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How to use this tool

The NYPL Map Warper is a tool for digitally aligning ("rectifying") historical maps from the NYPL's collections to match today's precise maps. Visitors can browse already rectified maps or assist the NYPL by aligning a map. Play the video above to tour the site and learn how to rectify a map yourself.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

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Most Recently Rectified Maps

Map Title Year Last modified Status
from Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theater of the worlde / nowe latlye ... renewed and augmented ... by Micheal Coignet, mathematitian of Antwarpe. (In 3 layers) Depicts: 1603
1603 about 1 hour ago. Unrectified.
From Atlas 66. Vol. 2, 1887. (In 4 layers) Depicts: 1884
1884 about 1 hour ago. Unrectified.
from Charts and maps (In 2 layers) Depicts: 1744
1744 about 2 hours ago. 5 control points.
There are no known US copyright restrictions in maps available through Map Warper.
NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
For more information, see the Export tab for a map.