BridgehunterTopoPlace Map-ModelsFollow the brown signsPast Forward: MannahattaI may have mentioned my love of historic urban maps. If not, then I will plead guilty here, and offer up Strange Maps as a vital modern contribution to our historical heritage, and let slip fact that I've read most of the written works of Mark Monmonier. As objects, maps are fascinating artifacts. The work of Dr. :: 1782 British Headquarters Map Detail - image via the New Yorker :: 1819 Farm Maps - image via the New Yorker Mannahatta, which is derived from the indigenous Lenni Lenape tribal name for the land, seemed historically to burst with diversity. :: Mannahatta, circa 1609 (with current landform outline) - image via the New Yorker :: Collect Pond (now Foley Square) - image via the New Yorker Another resource is an audio interview with Sanderson on the Wildlife Conservation Society site, as well as some fact sheets and link to a fascinating paper authored by Sanderson and Marianne Brown entitled 'Mannahatta: An Ecological First Look at the Manhattan Landscape Prior to Henry Hudson'.