10) Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae. (New Netherland and New England.) mid-1650's
Mapmaker: Justus Danckerts
This plate was produced in the mid-1650's, engraved as a copy of Nicholas Visscher's 1651 composite map (i.e., the 1650 map of J. Jansson and the 1650 New Amsterdam view of J. Blaeu). It was subsequently updated to include new place names and decorative touches not found in previous issues. It is the most lavishly decorated of all the early editions of this 17th century New Netherland map. The "Blaeu" view of New Amsterdam is the second earliest [engraved] image of the city (the first one being in a Joost Hartgers booklet). It was based on a 1648 pen-and-ink watercolor, which was discovered in the Albertina collection of the Austrian National Library in Vienna in 1991.