“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 2015 - 2016 program year:
- Book talk: Michael Benson, author of "Cosmigraphics"
- Field trip: private tour of an exhibition at Manhattan's Grolier Club
and a tour of the Argosy Book [and Map] Store
- Field trip: private tours of two Boston map exhibitions: "Women in
Cartography," and "Mapping America's Road from Revolution to
- Holiday Social for members-only at a Times-Square-area pub
- Personal journey by a New York Map Society member: "How Maps
and Map Collecting Helped an Immigrant find his Place in the World"
- Field trip: a private tour of the Manhattan Borough President's map
- "Show and Tell" at a New York City area map-filled apartment
- Field Trip: "Persuasive Maps," jointly-sponsored by, and presented
at, the Grolier Club
- End-of-program-year members-only tour of Fraunces Tavern
Museum, followed by a social hour with beer and refreshments
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