Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

On the Map: Historic Maps of New Jersey

Mapping New Jersey

METC’s sidewalk exhibit On the Map: Historic Maps of New Jersey explores the history of mapping in New Jersey. Here you will discover the history and evolution of the map-making trade and explore a sampling of the maps that captured New Jersey from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Mapping has been a core part of our lived human experience for over 5000 years. From carvings on cave walls to the printing of intricate world atlases, the concept of geographical connection and the power of place continues to intrigue and inspire the world over.

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