Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map

by Christopher Paul on February 1, 2011

Ken Chaya created the most detailed map of Central Park ever. It took him nearly two years to complete but nothing was left undocumented. Over 19,600 trees were accurately placed on the map, every stone labeled.

Every tree symbol represents a real tree in the Park, and you can identify its genus or species with the accompanying tree legend. In addition, over 200 illustrations show every bridge, archway, tunnel, building, statue, monument, recreational area, and playground. A brilliant aspect of the Park’s design was to leave most of the geologic features—the ancient outcroppings of Manhattan schist—exposed to view. I sketched scores of these rocks and labeled all those with names.

Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map – via Kottke

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