The Greatest Grid proved to be an extremely popular exhibition, drawing the biggest audience in the history of the Museum of the City of New York. Due to the public’s response the show’s run was extended by two months. Most of the items on display were lent by libraries, museums and archives; the George Glazer Gallery is the only antiquarian map dealer among the lenders. All of the works we lent are featured on this webpage, some photographed at the exhibition. Click on the images or links for more information about individual items, which will be available for purchase after the exhibition closes. We have also included a few maps available at the George Glazer Gallery similar to ones from other lenders in the Greatest Grid exhibit, as another chance to buy a museum piece from us.
For more information, read the New York Times review, or order the book based on the exhibition, published in 2012 by The Museum of the City of New York and the Columbia University Press.
Kimmelman, Michael. “The Grid at 200: Lines that Shaped Manhattan.” New York Times. 2 January 2012. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/arts/design/manhattan-street-grid-at-museum-of-city-of-new-york.html (9 October 2020).