The Maps of Bert Twaalfhoven

From the Collections of Fordham University Archives

Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova, 1635


3)  Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, et Virginia (New England, New Netherland, and Virginia) 1636.

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

This is the first state of Jansson's 1636 plate which was based on the 1630 copper plate cut by the cartographer, engraver and publisher Hessel Gerritsz who produced the first engraved New Netherland map to also depict Manhattan and Nieuw Amsterdam. Gerritsz 's map was published in the 1630 (second) edition of the book titled The New World written by Johannes de Laet, a West India Company director, and first published in 1625. Although now six years later, Manhattan is still depicted on Johan Jansson's map as a triangle, and Long Island was still depicted as a trisected or "broken" island, which was so named on the 1635 map of Willem Blaeu. Jansson's map is merely a more glamorous, promotional map of the one produced by Hessel Gerritsz in 1630.

In the next (second) state Janssonius changed the cartouche and when the plate of this map was acquired by Gerard Valk and Peter Schenk in 1692, a third state with minor additions was published.


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