Nieuw Amsterdam opt Eylant Manhattans, 1655

Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection

Parent Map: Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae Tabula Multis in locis emendata per Nicolaum Visscher

Title: Nieuw Amsterdam op t Eylant Manhattans, 1655

Title Translation: New Amsterdam at the Island of Manhattan

Creator: Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679

Publisher: Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679

Publishing Location:

Region Depicted: Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)

Date Produced: 1655

Date Published: 1655

Language: Dutch

Subjects: Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) · Colonial cities

See Also: Cartouche, 1655, Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula multis in locis emendata a Nicolaum Visscher

Map Type: Views

Dimensions: Map Inset

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Brief Description: Panoramic inset view of "Nieuw Amsterdam" (New Amsterdam) as it appeared in about 1652; this engraved view of New York, with its detailed depiction of topography, dwellings, the fort, a church, a windmill, a crane, and gallows. Includes a key in bottom margin describing buildings depicted.

Physical Description: Map inset

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867