Gallery: The Greatest Grid Exhibit Showcases Manhattan’s Transformation...

The lay of the land in 1811 was beautifully captured by surveyor and cartographer John Randel Jr., who created the colorful Randel Farm Map series, ten of which are on display in The Greatest Grid.

Pictured: Randel Farm Map no. 55, vol. 1, p. 16, showing 101st to 109th Street, from Third Avenue to the East River, July 21, 1820. (Used with permission of the City of New York and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President)

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