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Bergen County Maps
From the Heritage Center Physical and Digital Collections

Chart of the Port of New York

ca. 1690

Chart of the Port of New York and of the surrounding country. Open Crown Collection of American Maps. Series III. Sheets 226-250. This map is Sheet 244 (image 19).

Digital Collection:  University of North Carolina

Maps of Northern New Jersey

1769

Three maps of northern New Jersey, with reference to the boundary between New York and New Jersey.

Digital Collection: Library of Congress

Erskine Maps

ca. 1780

Contraction of Erskine maps covering northern New Jersey and southern New York State (copy)

BHC:  On the wall, back left corner 

Digital Collection: New York Historical Society

City of New York

1811

Map of the Country Thirty Miles Round the City of New York

Digital Collection: David Rumsey Map Collection

New Jersey

1828

Gordon's Map of New Jersey

Digital Collection: David Rumsey Map Collection

Coast Survey Maps

1837-1839

Coast Survey Maps that cover small parts of Bergen County.  See #17, #98, #99, #100a, #102b.

Digital Collection: University of Alabama

US Coast Survey #96

1839

From Fort Lee to Boomper's Hook, New Jersey (US Coast Survey #96) From Fort Lee to Boomper's Hook (north of Closter Landing) west to Closter and Liberty Pole

Digital Collection: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

New York City

1839

Thirty Miles Round the City of New York

Digital Collection: David Rumsey Map Collection

US Coast Survey #96

1839

From Fort Lee to Boomper's Hook, New Jersey (US Coast Survey #96) From Fort Lee to Boomper's Hook (north of Closter Landing) west to Closter and Liberty Pole

Digital Collection: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

US Coast Survey #132

1840

Map of Part of New York and New Jersey (US Coast Survey # 132) Boomper's Hook (north of Closter Landing) to Slaughter's Landing (Rockland Lake) and west to Godwinsville and new Milford

Digital Collection: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

New York

1849

Sidney's map of twelve miles around New York (showing southern Bergen County). The best access to the New York Public Library map collection is through MapWarper. Set up a free account to enlarge and download maps.

Digital Collection: New York Public Library

Bergen & Passaic Counties

1861

Corey Hopkins Map of Bergen & Passaic Cos.

BHC: Wall outside the Bolger Heritage Center

Digital Collection: Princeton University and Library of Congress

New York

1863

Walling Map of New York & Vicinity (shows most of Bergen Co.)

Digital Collection: David Rumsey Map Collection

Southern Bergen County

1867

Hughes Palisades to Paterson

BHC: Heritage Archives (call for an appointment)

Digital Collection: Rutgers University

New Jersey

1870-1887

Vermeule Topographic Maps of New Jersey (3" = 1 mile)

Digital Collection: NJ Department of Environmental Protection

Bergen & Passaic Counties

1872

Topographical Map of Bergen & Passaic Counties from Beers Atlas of New Jersey

BHC: Heritage Archives (call for an appointment)

Digital Collection: David Rumsey Map Collection and Rutgers University

Bergen County

1876

Walker Atlas of Bergen County

BHC: Heritage Reference 917.94921 WAL or Heritage Archives (call for an appointment)

Digital Collection: Historic Map Works

Bergen County

1896

Colton's Roadmap of Bergen County

BHC: Heritage Archives (call for an appointment)

Digital Collection: Rutgers University

New York City

1896

New York City and Vicinity (includes lower half of Bergen County)

Digital Collection: Harvard Map Collection

Bergen County

1902

Robinson Map of Bergen County

BHC: Heritage Archives (call for an appointment)

Digital Collection: Rutgers University

Bergen County

1909

Title Insurance Company Map of Bergen County

Digital Collection: Rutgers University

Bergen County

1912-13

Bromley Atlas of Bergen County

BHC: Heritage Archives (call for an appointment)

Digital Collection: Rutgers University V1 and V2

Bergen County

1918

North Jersey Title Insurance Company

Digital Collection: Rutgers University

Bergen County

1926

Hagstrom Bergen County Wall Map

BHC: Heritage Archives (call for an appointment)

Digital Collection: Rutgers University

Bergen County

1936

Franklin Atlas, Vol. 1 (southeastern Bergen County, other volumes were apparently never published)

Digital Collection: Historic Map Works

Bergen County

1949

Hearne Brothers Bergen County Wall Map

BHC: Heritage Center, pull-down rack in the back of the room (ask Librarian for assistance)

Bergen County

1950's

1950 Census Enumeration District Map

Digital Collection: National Archives Catalog  and Ridgewood Map National Archives Catalog

Bergen County

1960's

Hearne Brothers Bergen County Wall Map

BHC: Heritage Center, pull-down rack in the back of the room (ask Librarian for assistance)

Bergen County

1970's

Hearne Brothers Bergen County Wall Map

BHC: Heritage Center, pull-down rack in the back of the room (ask Librarian for assistance)

Bergen County

1983

Real Estate Atlas of Bergen County (showing tax maps from every municipality)

BHC: Heritage Archives Be 22 (call for an appointment)

Bergen County

1984

Hearne Brothers Bergen County Wall Map

BHC: Heritage Center, pull-down rack in the back of the room (ask Librarian for assistance)

Bergen County

1999

Champion Bergen County Wall Map

BHC: Heritage Center, pull-down rack in the back of the room (ask Librarian for assistance)

Historical Maps

Historic Aerial Photos & Topographic Maps

Digital Collection:  Historic Aerials (free to view, fee for downloading or copying)

Topographic Maps

Various dates (most of Bergen covered by Park Ridge, Ramsey, Hackensack, Paterson, & Weehawken quadrangles)

Digital Collection:  University of Texas and Rutgers University

Historic Topographic Maps

USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer (Covers all of the United States)

Digital Collection:  USGS

Aerial Photographs

State of NJ Transparency Center: Aerial photos with street map, lot outline, and owner overlay

Digital Collection:  NJ Office of Information Technology

Bergen County

Sanborn Maps 

BHC:  Heritage Archives 1916, 1925, 1928 & 1930/42 (call for an appointment)

Mahwah Museum: 1917, 1925 (Mahwah Maps)

Digital Collection:  Princeton University

Garden State

Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State

Digital Collection:  Princeton University

United States

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Digital Collection:  University of Richmond

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