“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, 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 2016 - 2017 program year:
- Illustrated lecture: artist John Roman on "The Art of Illustrated Maps"
- Field trip to the Swiss Ambassador's residence: author Diccon
Bewes on "Around Switzerland in 80 Maps"
- Illustrated lecture: New York Times cartographer Tim Wallace on
- Field trip and Holiday Social for members-only at the Brooklyn
- Field trip: Daniel Crouch Rare Books to see the 1531 Maggiolo map
- Illustrated lecture: Miklos Pinther, former chief cartographer for the
UN and the American Geographical Society, on the society's history
- Illustrated lecture: Bobby Shackelton of Bloomberg MAPS on
commercial data visualization
- Field Trip: Laura Ten Eyck of Argosy Bookstore and "Antiques
Roadshow" on what to look for in evaluating a map
- Map-making seminar: artist Connie Brown of Redstone Studios on
- Illustrated lecture: noted map scholar Chet Van Duzer on “New Light
on Henricus Martellus’s World Map (c. 1491) at Yale: Multispectral
Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography”
Member Map News for map news and events about -- or curated
by -- New York Map Society members
Map Exhibitions for regional map events
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 Resources 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 for hotlinks to other major map societies