Viele’s Map of Manhattan

Viele map of Manhattan (thumbnail)

For a so-called “remaindered link,” this is an impressive post: Jason Kottke began by linking to a story in today’s New York Times about Egbert Viele’s 1874 map of Manhattan — still used today by civil engineers because it shows the original shoreline and underground waterways. He also linked to this listing (you can buy a print for a mere $1,600) and the entry on David Rumsey’s eponymous site. But he didn’t stop there, oh no: he stitched together a massive (9859×3115, 8.6 MB) image of the map, and then put out a zoomable flash version. A lot of effort for a link — but it’s quite the map, don’t you think?