New York City, NY

$69.00 USD

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This true-color satellite image, offered by Customaps, was acquired on October 25, 2015 by NASA's Landsat 8 satellite - its shows greater New York City. The Island of Manhattan is jutting southward from top center, bordered by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east. In the middle of Manhattan, Central Park appears as a long green rectangle running roughly north-south with a large lake in the middle. The area shown is as rich in history as it is in cultural diversity today. Human development in lower Manhattan began as early as 1100 A.D. Native American women farmed the land, growing mainly maize, beans, and squash.

The first European explorers, led by Henry Hudson, arrived in New York Harbor in 1609 aboard the Halve Maen. The expedition was commissioned by the Dutch West India Company, which 17 years later bought the island from the Canarsie Indians for the equivalent of $23.70. The Dutch named their new land New Amsterdam and, with its population of 270 residents, the settlement had a fort, houses and farms. In 1653, the governor had a 9-foot-tall barricade built to keep out potential invaders from the north. The wall failed in its purpose, however, when in 1664 the English attacked the town by sea. The street upon which this wall was built remains today as the famous Wall Street.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Customaps, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Our map posters are printed on a premium 10 mil (235 g/m2) thick cellulose based paper. Environmentally friendly, it is PVC free and recyclable. It features a satin finish with low glare. Saturated with latex for durable indoor and temporary outdoor use.

Strength, tear-resistance, flexibility, and the ability to fold without the image cracking are key benefits of our posters.


Our wall murals are made of a self-adhesive thin polyester fabric material. They have the look and feel of a very thin canvas and do not require use of wallpaper paste or any extra glue for hanging. Our map murals can easily be removed, leaving no trace or sticky residue on 99% of any surface! They can be moved and re-applied over and over again, as the adhesive does not weaken or strengthen over time. Stick your map for a day – or stick it for a decade – still removes with no issues. Our material is green, nontoxic and safe. We protect them with a transparent laminate, which allows you to clean your map with a damp sponge.

Note: it is recommended to apply your wall mural on LOW or NO VOC paints.

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Each wallpaper mural is divided into numbered panels, which are hung edge to edge. Each panel is approximately 2 feet (24") wide.