NIEU AMSTERDAM, EEN STEDEKEN IN NOORD AMERIKAES NIEU HOLLANT, OP HET EILANT MANKATTAN: NAMAELS NIEU JORK GENAEMT, TO EN HET GERAEKTE IN'T GEBIET DER ENGELSCHEN.

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Petrus Schenk


Nieu Amsterdam, een stedeken in Noord Amerikaes Nieu Hollant, op het eilant Mankattan: Namaels Nieu Jork genaemt, to en het geraekte in't gebiet der Engelschen.

Copper plate engraving. 1702.
Image size 7 3/4 x 10 1/8" (19.8 x 25.7 cm).
Very good condition. Black and white. Framed.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 38951
Price: $6,250.00
Publisher :
This scarce view depicts the Dutch village of New Amsterdam, aka, New York. The Dutch first settled here in 1626 A fort was erected on the tip of the island to protect the fur trade of the Dutch East India Company. In 1664 the town was captured by the British and renamed New York, in honor of James, the Duke of York. During the Third Anglo-Dutch War, the Dutch recaptured the town in July 1673 and renamed it New Orange. However, after signing the Treaty of Westminster in November 1674, the Dutch ceded the city to the English who changed the name back to New York. The settlement is viewed from the harbor and is filled with numerous wooden buildings, a large church, a canal and a pier. The fort can be seen at far left and the wall of Wall Street at the far right. The title is given in both Dutch and Latin and briefly references the history of the city: "New Amsterdam, a city in North America's New Holland, on the island Manhattan, newly renamed New York, and finally ceded to the English again." Schenk's view is copied from the "Restitutio" view, which can be found on maps by Allard, Ottens, Seutter, and Seller. This view appeared in Schenk's "Hecatompolis" or "Book of Town Views."First state of two. 18th-19th Century Subjects , New York City , Harbor Scenes

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