"Mapping New York" is a fascinating and richly illustrated survey of the urban and social history of New York City. Features maps dating back to the sixteenth century, when New York was founded by the Dutch as a commercial trading post and became known as New Amsterdam, right up to the present day. "Mapping New York" provides a pictorial history of the city--contextualizing its time as a leader in commerce and one of the most built up urban areas in the world. The maps are arranged thematically, focusing on the last two centuries, charting the city's population, military history, transport, commerce and crime. The book includes a large range of maps including the latest satellite imagery, future projections on the growth of the city, iconic images such as the subway maps as well as artists' representations. "Mapping New York" is an essential book for anyone with an interest in the city.