The Maps of Bert Twaalfhoven

From the Collections of Fordham University Libraries

6) A Map of New England and New York Sold by Tho: Basset in Fleetstreet and Richard Chiswell in St. Paul's Church Yard // F. Lamb Sculp., 1676.

Mapmaker: John Speed

An English version of the maps of Jansson and Visscher. (See Map 3.) This is one of the earliest maps to illustrate the dramatic shift from Dutch to English dominance in the Northeast in the latter part of the 17th century. It does so by changing most of the place names from the Dutch to the British names. For example, it was one of the first to use the name New York for both the state (colony) and the city instead of New Netherland and New Amsterdam as they were respectively named. New Jersey and Boston are also named. It is also one of the few English maps of the Northeast printed before 1700.

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