Free Maps From the New York Public Library

Last year we saw the Getty Museum make thousands of high-resolution images freely available for download through their Open Content program. And now here’s another great freebie: the New York Public Library’s Open Access Maps.

Altogether, more than 20,000 high-resolution historic maps are downloadable and free for any use under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication. Many of the historic maps are also rectified (matched up to modern maps). 



Posted on: April 1, 2014

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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