Tuesday, February 7, 2012

'Ancient Map,' From Brooklyn Heights to Gowanus

Seems we've been running across some interesting old maps lately. The Brooklyn Historical Society is featuring a very old one (above) created by Brooklyn surveyor Teunis G. Bergen, who copied it from an “ancient map,” probably made before 1750. The map roughly covers modern-day Brooklyn Heights south to the Gowanus and shows buildings and names of landowners.

Visit the BHS website to see the map in more detail and to learn more about the Bergen family.

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