Arnoldus Montanus, ‘Novum Amsterodamum.’, 1673, The Old Print Shop, Inc.

From Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America. . ."

One of the earliest views of New York City. The view shows the small settlement of New Amsterdam, located on the southern tip of Manhattan. The Dutch first settled in the area in 1626, Purchasing the island from the Indians for $24 in trinkets. In 1664 New Amsterdam was captured by the British and renamed New York. With the exception of the period between 1673 and 1674, when it was recaptured by the Dutch and named New Orange, New York remained under British control until the American Revolution.

I.N. Phelps Stokes, "The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909." Volume. I, plate 6, page 142-143.

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