The vast Adirondack Mountains were one of New York State’s last untamed wilderness regions, and historical maps tell the story of how this area was explored, charted, developed and settled from the 1700s through the present day.
Scope of Collection
The selection of maps from the Adirondack Experience Library’s collection range in date from 1851 to 1931. Several were produced by the Finch, Pruyn paper company as part of their logging operation in areas around Newcomb, NY. Other maps came from private and governmental sources, showing the development of roads, real estate, and the Adirondack Forest Preserve.