“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,
consistent with 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, open to the public, and
are an opportunity to meet, share interests and socialize with,
The Society welcomes and appreciates suggestions and
volunteer efforts from anyone interested in maps.
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Upcoming Meetings page for information on attending future
Past Meetings page for links to speakers' websites. Recent
meeting topics have included:
- A members-only field trip to Firestone Library, Princeton University,
for a tour of the map exhibit “Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record
of the Garden State, 1666-1888,” followed by dinner at the nearby
- A book talk by Michael Blanding, author of “The Map Thief,” about
the notorious Forbes Smiley
- "Green Maps" by Wendy Brawer, founding director of the non-profit
Green Map System, who updated attendees on her organization's
award-winning iconography, engagement resources, and
- A field trip to, and tour of, the Bruce Museum's map collection in
Member Map News page for map news and events about -- or
curated by -- New York Map Society members
Other Map News page for non-member local and international
map news, events, and fairs
Member Links page for links to New York Map Society members'
websites, published articles, and reviews
My Favorite Map page where members, each year, get to post an
image of their favorite map -- and why
Our Leadership page for the names and contact information of
our officers, so that you can ask questions and make suggestions
Join Us! page for new and renewal membership information
Support Us! page for how you can help further our efforts with a
tax-deductible contribution -- and receive a gift!
Map Resources page for links to map dealer supporters of the
New York Map Society, to cartographic calendars, and to notable
map collections and libraries
Other Map Societies page for hotlinks to other major map
societies, here and abroad
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