“Map of New York,” Thomas
KItchin, 1778, reprinted in 1869 for
“Shannon’s Manual of The
Corporation of The City of New
York.” .Posted to Wikicommons by
"Green Map®" of New York's
Lower East Side:
greenmap.org. Base map
The New York Map Society is a non-profit corporation under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, offering
educational, academic and research programs for anyone
interested in maps -- from antique maps to GIS (geographic
information system) - based data maps.
Contributions to the Society are deductible consistent with
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our members currently include scholars, librarians, collectors,
preservationists, artists, map-makers, and those who simply love
maps, both real and fictional. The Society serves as a community-
based organization, offering the public information about -- and
the ability to participate in -- map-related events.
Our meetings usually feature a guest speaker, and typically are
held on a weekday evening at the New York Public Library's
Stephen A. Schwarzman [main] Building, at 5th Avenue and
42nd Street. Meetings are always free, most often open to the
public, and are an opportunity to meet, share interests and
socialize with, fellow map-lovers.
The Society welcomes and appreciates suggestions and
volunteer efforts from anyone interested in maps.
See our page...
Upcoming Meetings for information on attending future events.
Past Meetings for details on recent meetings, including these
from the 2017-18 program year:
- Kitty Harmon and Rick Meyerowitz at the New York Public
Library on “Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of NYC”
- Jeremy Apgar at the New York Public Library on "Trail Maps
Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails."
- Chet Van Duzer: "With Savage Pictures Fill their Gaps’: On
Cartographers’ Fear of Blank Spaces”
- Members-Only Field Trip to the New York Historical Society
for a tour of a map exhibit and a Holiday Social Hour
- Members-Only "Show and Tell"
- Best-selling author Colin Harrison's book talk: "You Belong to
Me," whose protagonist is a map collector
- Les Trager's book talk: "Henry Hudson: Cree History and
- Members-Only Social Hour at the Harlem Yacht Club, and a
Sailing Trip on member Roger Karlebach's boat "Ilene"
Member Map News for map news and events about -- or curated
by -- New York Map Society members
Map Shows & Lectures from Maine to Washington, DC
Member Links for links to New York Map Society members'
websites, published articles, and reviews
My Favorite Map where members, each year, get to post an
image of their favorite map -- and why
Our Leadership for the names and contact information of our
officers, so that you can ask questions and make suggestions
Join Us! for new and renewal membership information
Support Us! for how you can help further our efforts with a tax-
deductible contribution -- and receive a gift!
Map Dealer Members for links to map dealers and auction
houses who support the New York Map Society
Map Resources for links to cartographic calendars, and to
notable map collections and libraries
Other Map Societies for hotlinks to other major map societies
The New York Map Society's first Alice Hudson Map Awards --
two awards of $500 each -- were awarded to students of Hunter
College's Geography Department on Friday, May 10, 2019!