You Are Here … maps of New Haven from the collections

June 23, 2022

By Michael Morand

Beinecke Library is proud to call New Haven home. The following list and links to local maps is published to accompany a temporary exhibition of reproductions of seven New Haven maps on the ground floor glass windows of the west side of the library (facing High Street). This gallery shows the maps on the windows:

Please use the links below to see digitized files and detailed catalog records for many New Haven maps, including the seven reproduced on the library windows and many more:

Map of New Haven / drawn by Joseph Brown, 1724 ; copied by Prest. Ezra Stiles, 1782

Plan of the city of New Haven taken in 1748 by James Wadsworth

A plan of New Haven and harbour / by President Stiles of Yale College, Sept. 27th, 1775.

Ezra Stiles Papers: Map of the invasion of New Haven, July 5, 1779

Plan of New Haven, 1824 / A. Doolittle, engraver

Map of the City of New Haven, 1830, from actual survey by D.W. Buckingham, county surveyor

Map of the city of New Haven, 1852: from surveys / by R. Whiteford

Map of the city of New Haven, Conn … by S.W. Searle

Plan of the city of New Haven, 1868 

Benham’s new map of the city of New Haven, 1872 / drawn by Edward Lyman; from the records & surveys by S. Butler, civil engineer

Price, Lee & Co., 1878, new map of the city of New Haven / surveyed by S.W. Searle

The city of New Haven, Conn., 1879. [Bird’s eye view]

Insurance maps of New Haven, Connecticut. Sanborn Map Company, 1886

City of New Haven, Connecticut, 1893 / A.B. Hill, c.e.

Insurance maps of New Haven, Connecticut. Sanborn Map Company, 1901

Saloon map of New Haven, 1911

Insurance maps of New Haven, Connecticut. Sanborn Map Company, 1923-1924

Insurance maps of New Haven, Connecticut. Sanborn Map Company, 1973