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Breathing City: Manhattan's at-work-and-home population by hour.

Trust us on this one, you'll love Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will, by Judith Schalansky.

Bouchra Khalili's The Mapping Journey Project at MoMA is a series of videos about eight refugees and the roads they traveled.

We love the worlds contained within Tonwen Jones' joyful map illustrations.

Katharine Harmon is the author of two of our favorite map books: The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography and and You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination. We can't wait for the her forthcoming book—You Are Here: NYC Mapping the Soul of the City—that will be published by Princeton Architectural Press in the fall.

Smelly Maps takes data points of smell from emissions, nature, food, animals and waste and has layered them on maps of London, Barcelona and New York.

The Pulse of New York is a map from 1891 for the play of that name, starring Gracie Emmett. The comedy has passed into the mists of theater history; the poster still charms.

NY Map of Principal Nationalities by Sanitary Districts from 1895—a surprising beauty.

Sea Level Rise and NYC

Searching for peace and quiet in New York City is not necessarily a quixotic quest, as Quiet City Map demonstrates.

Atlas Obscura is one of the most interesting sites on this here internet—Mondays is map day with stories like The Founder of the Boy Scouts Hid Maps in Insect Drawings.

David Rumsey Map Collection has over 70,000 maps from the 16th century on and reasonably-priced reproductions are available for all of them.

Metrocosm does interesting data visualization such as this animated map of Everyone Who's Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820

Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary by Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim, explores mapmaking techniques throughout history.

Old Maps Online—historical maps from libraries around the world.

Backpacks, blankets, pillows, mugs and more with a vintage pictorial map of NYC.

The Art of Illustrated Maps: A Complete Guide to Creative Mapmaking's History, Process and Inspiration

Jackson Heights (from 2012)

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