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!
A description of the Towne of Mannados or New Amsterdam : as it was in September 1661, lying in latitude 40 de: and 40 m:, anno Domini 1664.
From Manhattan Depicts: 1664
|1664||about 1 hour ago.||15 control points.|
From Staten Island (In 1 layer) Depicts: 1853
|1853||1 day ago.||10 control points.|
Part of Ward 3. Map bound by Richmond Ave, Richmond Terrace, Pierhead and Bulkhead Line, Palmers Run/ Bodines Pond, Jewett Ave, Simonson PL, Anderson Ave New York Ave, Washington PL, Albion PL
from Atlas of the city of New York, borough of Richmond, Staten Island. From actual surveys and original plans, by George W. and Walter S. Bromley. (In 1 layer) Depicts: 1917
|1917||1 day ago.||9 control points.|