Whether it’s the subway map, or even just tourists, spinning in circles trying to orient themselves on google maps, NYC is one of the most mapped and iconic cities in the nation. Just when you think you’ve seen every iteration of the city in map-form, a book comes along to blow that out of the water.
by Katharine Harmon features 200 artistic maps of NYC created between 1600 and 2015, and it’s incredible. Check out some of the featured maps below: “You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City” Liu Jianhua: “Regular Fragile,” 2002-10. Princeton Architectural Press Matthew Picton: “Lower Manhattan,” 2011. Princeton Architectural Press Henry Wellge: “Greatest New York,” 1911. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, New York Public Library Liz Hickok: “Fugitive Topography: Jelly NYC,” 2010 (View from the Staten Island Ferry) Princeton Architectural Press Nobutaka Aozaki: “From Here to There (Manhattan),” 2012-ongoing. Yuriko Katori Michael Crawford: “Three Sympathetic, Absorbent States Volunteer to Serve as NYC Storm Surge Buffers,” 2012. Princeton Architectural Press Tanner Greenring and Jack Shepherd: “The Ultimate Nerd Guide to New York City,” 2011. Princeton Architectural Press Hong Seon Jang: “Type City,” 2014. Princeton Architectural Press Meredith McNeal: “Brooklyn Day Dress,” 2007. Catherine de Zágon The Bronx Museum of the Arts: “The Bronx Grand Concourse—A Cultural Map,” 2013. Design by Kevin Waldron, research by Terry Wasserman, additional research and produced by Tamzin Barford. Princeton Architectural Press “The East Village, New York City,” 2001. Concept by Marc H. Miller, artwork by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook, design by Kevin Hein. Princeton Architectural Press Inaki Aliste Lizarralde: “Apartments of Chandler + Joey and Monica + Rachel,” 2015. Princeton Architectural Press Katarina Jerinic: “Brooklyn Constellations,” 2007. Princeton Architectural Press
Paula Scher: “High Line,” 2005. Princeton Architectural Press