New York City History

Visualizing History

Images of New York City were produced as early as the 17th century with maps and drawings depicting the earliest settlements in the New World. The variety of visuals relating to New York City has multiplied over the years and categories such as film, prints, photos, advertising ephemera, and paintings can be added to the list.

Print Sources

Burns, Ric. New York: an illustrated history.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. F128.3 B945 2003

Deak, Gloria-Gilda. Picturing New York: the city from its beginnings to the present. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. F128.3 D38 2000

Homberger, Eric. The Historical Atlas of New York City: a visual celebration of nearly 400 years of New York City. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1994. F128.3 H65 1994

Kouwenhoven, John Atlee. The Columbia Historical Portrait of New York. New York: Hrper and Row, 1972. Archives, 5th floor F128.3 K6 1972


Street Map of New Amsterdam

Virtual Visuals

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