The Maps of Bert Twaalfhoven

From the Collections of Fordham University Libraries

11) Novum Amsterodamum. (New Amsterdam) 1671.

Mapmaker: Montanus, Arnoldus

This map was first published in Montanus' book De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld published in Amsterdam in 1671. It depicts New Amsterdam as it looked in 1651. Subsequently it appeared in a number of other books. It is possibly based on a drawing by Augustine Herrman made in 1656 or 57.

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