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Map of New Amsterdam in 1660

This map of New Amsterdam, a 1916 pen-and-ink drawing copied from the 1660 original, shows the Dutch settlement on the southern tip of Manhattan (the map is oriented so that the southernmost part of the island appears to be facing west).

Source | John Wolcott Adams and I. N. Phelps Stokes, Redraft of The Castello Plan New Amsterdam in 1660, Pen and ink on paper, 33 1/2 x 45 7/8 inches, New York Public Library, I. N. Phelps Stokes Collection, in Robert T. Augustyn and Paul E. Cohen, Manhattan in Maps, 1527-1996 (Rizzoli, 1997), 40-41.
Creator | John Walcott Adams/I.N. Phelps Stokes
Item Type | Map
Cite This document | John Walcott Adams/I.N. Phelps Stokes, “Map of New Amsterdam in 1660,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 2, 2023,

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