The Maps of Bert Twaalfhoven

From the Collections of Fordham University Libraries

15) Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova (New Netherland and New England). Amsterdam, 1647.

Mapmakers: (Janssonius or Jansson) Jansz and (Johannes or Johan) Jan

In this second version or state of Janssonius's map, issued in 1636, he erased the original heart shaped cartouche and title of the first state and replaced it with those found on Willem Blaeu's map of 1635. He thus emphasized the prominence of New Netherland by now leaving out Virginia and featuring the coat of arms of the Dutch Republic. Janssonius also borrowed from Blaeu the animals and Indian village found on this map. However, he retained without any change his original nomenclature.

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