Newark Maps

About this Collection

This collection contains Newark Maps that document the history and evolution of this city. The library has more maps in its collections in the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center (most Newark maps are here), which are open for public view (e-mail, as many non-Newark maps and geological surveys are held offsite).

Since 1666 the city of Newark has continued to grow and change, as seen in these maps.

Key Maps

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Newark Atlases:1868, 1873, 1889, 1901, 1911-1912: vol. 1 & vol. 2, 1926-1927: vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3

Essex County Atlases: 1906

Newark Maps: 1666, 1806, 1809, 1836, 1840 (incl. NYC), 1850, 1860 (inc. Northern NJ), 1860 (incl. West Orange), 1863, 1873, 1880, 1889 (incl. Essex County), 1901, 1911 (nationality map), 1922 (parks), 1937, 1940, 1953, 1956, 1965, 1972, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2007 (downtown)

Ward Maps: 1908, 1913, 1933-34, 1944, 1953/54, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1982, 1986-1988, 1991-1992, 2001, 2012

Aerial views of Newark are here [different collection]: 1820, 1847, 1857, 1860, 1874, 1913, 1916, 1932, 1957

"A map of Newark with areas where different nationalities predominate"
Note from professor Brendan O'Flaherty: Notice that it has no source; it's just what some church people think is going on. That would be ok if there were no other source of data. But the 1910 census was a pretty good job, and includes both first and second generation. And for the really ambitious, the manuscript census data is available and digitized and somebody could produce a house-by-house map. From the 1910 census, I can see some errors in the beloved 1911 map. The most obvious is in the location of the African American population. It correctly shows large numbers of African Americans in the 2nd and 4th wards, but misses the large numbers in the 3rd and 7th wards, especially. The 7th ward had the second largest number of African Americans in 1910, after the 2nd ward. In the Ironbound, it misses the large Irish population of the 5th ward. It also misses the large Italian populations in the 14th and 10th wards. The Chinese presence is exaggerated in the 4th ward. There were 100 persons who were "Indian Chinese and Japanese" in that ward, slightly less than the number of people born in Scotland. And of course, the map doesn't include Vailsburg. I think Newark was much less segregated than this map indicates, but since the manuscript census is available now, there is no sense speculating about that.
"Atlantic Port Railway Corp. Main Line Location Map"
Map of railroads within northern half of Port Newark
"Boundary & Topographic Survey Lots 13-49 - Block 239 as Shown on City of Newark Tax Maps"
Map of Newark city block buoyed by Springfield Avenue, Jones Street, & Hayes Street
"Central City Area Study - Newark, NJ"
Map of schools, hospitals, a synagogues in downtown Newark
"City of Newark" and "City of Plainfield"
Two maps, one on each side of page. Front of map occupying full width of page is of Newark; regions of city are colored to identify the various wards. Back of map depicts the downtown of Plainfield, NJ, which occupies half the width of a page.
"City of Newark, New Jersey"
General map of Newark, black ink on green background
"City of Newark, New Jersey"
General map of Newark with color coding for airport, port, public institutions, and city parks
"Connection Newark - Wayfinding & Signage Program"
Plans of individual city blocks a streets in downtown Newark, indicating locations of colorful street signage to guide visitors to city
"Connection Newark - Wayfinding & Signage Program"
Plans of individual city blocks a streets in downtown Newark, indicating locations of colorful street signage to guide visitors to city