For your Friday viewing pleasure, head on over to The Guardian for a lovely gallery of the development of the city as seen through historical maps. Beginning with the Nuremberg Chronicle and ending with a Hagstrom Atlas of New York City from 1950, the sixteen images chronicle the rise of the city in the western world and how it has been depicted on maps. Many of the images are from rare books. The gallery was curated by C. J. Schüler who has a book coming out soon on the same subject entitled Mapping the City. View the gallery here.