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Treasures of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library
Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679
Novi Belgii, Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula, [1655?]
The maps of Nicolaes Visscher are among the famous descendants of the Jan Jansson map of circa 1651. The successive states of the engraving can be identified by minor changes made on the original plate. Of equal interest to the actual map, however, is the inset depicting “Nieuw Amsterdam op t Eylant Manhattans.” This is the third engraved view of New Amsterdam; from the beginning it must have been considered important and attractive for it was frequently copied by other map-makers.
Maps -- M31.1.38
New England--Maps--Early works to 1800Middle Atlantic States--Maps--Early works to 1800New York (N.Y.)--Views--Early works to 1800
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