New York Public Library now allows you to use 20,000 historic maps freed from cost

New York Public Library now lets you use 20,000 historical maps for free

Ever wanted to see what New York Metropolis’s maps appeared like sooner than skyscrapers took over… or sooner than Individuals took over, for that matter? It’s now simple as pie. The New York Public Library has revealed larger than 20,000 of its historic maps beneath a Inventive Commons public space license. You’ll freely get hold of, manipulate and publish cartography created between 1660 and 1922, an enormous chunk of which explores New York Metropolis’s neighborhoods intimately. You’ll moreover see a whole lot of maps overlaying the mid-Atlantic US and the Austro-Hungarian empire (positive, truly). We won’t take into consideration too many people wanting to remix Gangs of New York-interval property charts, nevertheless it is arduous to object to getting additional geographic info without charge.

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