Digital redraft of the Castello Plan of New Amsterdam in New Netherland in 1660 [Beta]

The map below is a Beta version of a vectorized and georeferenced redraft of the so-called Castello Plan of New Amsterdam in New Netherland. The map was copied by an unknown draughtsman from an original drawing by Jacques Cortelyou. Original image caption in Dutch: "Afbeeldinge van de Stadt Amſterdam in Nieuw Neederlandt". (in contemporary Dutch: "Afbeelding van de Stad Amsterdam in Nieuw Nederland"; and English: "Picture of the City of Amsterdam in New Netherland")
The map was georeferenced approximately to US State Plane Coordinate System, New York 3104, Long Island Zone (1983, US Survey meters).


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To view the original Castello Plan of New Amsterdam in 1660 in Google Earth follow this link to: New_Amsterdam_1660.kmz (and start the attachment)

References

O'Callaghan, E.B (ed.) (1856),
Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, Volume I. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company.
Phelps Stokes, I.N. (& F.C. Wieder) (1915-1928),
The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, Volumes I-VI. New York: Robert.H. Dodd.
Riker, D.M. (1999),
Genealogical and biographical directory to persons in New Netherland from 1613 to 1674, Volumes I-IV. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company.
Shorto, R. (2004),
The Island at the Center of the World; the Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America. New York: Doubleday.
Shorto, R. (2004),
Nieuw Amsterdam; eiland in het hart van de wereld. Amsterdam: Forum.
Spier, P. (1979),
The legend of New Amsterdam. New York: Doubleday and Company.
Spier, P. (1983),
Nieuw Amsterdam. Rotterdam: Lemniscaat.

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This project is work in progress inspired by Russell Shorto's book The Island at the Center of the World; the Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America.

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