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New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam. New York City. New Orange.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1650
Nowel Amsterdam en Lameriqve : 1672 /
In May 1624, the first settlers in New Netherland arrived on Noten Eylandt (Nut or Nutten Island, now Governors Island) aboard the ship New Netherland. Dutch West India Company wanted to protect the entrance to the Hudson River and sponsored 30 families to move from Nut Island to Manhattan Island, where a citadel to contain Fort Amsterdam was being laid out. By the end of 1625, the site had been staked out and by 1628, a small fort was built with walls containing a mixture of clay and sand. The fort also served as the center of trading activity.

In the 1630s and 1640s, New Amsterdam had a population of about 270 people. Settlers built mills and in 1642 a stone church was built within the fort. New Amsterdam received municipal rights on February 2, 1653.

On August 27, 1664, while England and the Dutch Republic were at peace, four English frigates sailed into New Amsterdam's harbor and demanded New Netherland's surrender. This was swiftly followed by the Second Anglo-Dutch War and in 1665, New Amsterdam was reincorporated under English law as New York City, named after the Duke of York (later King James II). He was the brother of the English King Charles II, who had been granted the lands.

In July 1673, during the Third Anglo-Dutch War, the Dutch briefly and quickly occupied New York City and renamed it New Orange. In 1674, the city was relinquished to the English and the name reverted to "New York".
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Dutch Ship: The Tholen (?)

Dutch Ship: The Tholen (?)

Willem van de Velde I (Dutch, Leiden 1611–1693 London)

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Noort Rivier in Niew Neerlandt.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the Hudson River from Manhattan Island to Albany, natural features, and other geographical entities in the region. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attribut... more

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Caert vande Svydt Rivier in Niew Nederland.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows the region of the Delaware Bay and river, natural features, and other geographical entities. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons... more

Dutch Warships (Naves Bellicæ Hollandicæ)

Dutch Warships (Naves Bellicæ Hollandicæ)

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Dutch Warship

Dutch Warship

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

Manatvs gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier.

Manuscript. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Covers New York City region. Pictorial map showing buildings and points of interest. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

Nowel Amsterdam en Lameriqve : 1672 /

Nowel Amsterdam en Lameriqve : 1672 /

Bird's-eye view of Lisbon, Portugal (not New Amsterdam) showing individual buildings and place-names in French. Map based on: Braun, George, 1540 or 41-1622. Civitates orbis terrarum, [1612-1618] Vol. 5, Olissi... more

Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non partis Virginiæ tabula : multis in locis emendata

Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non partis Virginiæ tabula : multis in ...

Covers New England and Middle Atlantic region southward to Hampton Roads. Shows colony names, colonial town names, and names of Amerindian tribes. Relief shown pictorially. Meridians numbered 297 to 312 from we... more

New Yorke : 1695

New Yorke : 1695

Facsim. of ms. original in British Library. "By permission from the New York History Co." Original version: [1696?]. Includes index to points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site... more

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

Illustration shows Henry Hudson and his companions trading with Indians on the shore; in background, Hudson's ship and a canoe. Title from item. Illus. in: Ballou's pictorial, v. 10 (1856 April 12), p. 233. Ref... more

Smoke Blackwell's Durham, an incident in the history of New Amsterdam (old New York)

Smoke Blackwell's Durham, an incident in the history of New Amsterdam ...

23840 U.S. Copyright Office. General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-... more

Wm. H. Crane as Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Amsterdam by Brander Matthews & Bronson Howard.

Wm. H. Crane as Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Amsterdam by Brander...

36257 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 8505. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Wm. H. Crane as Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Amsterdam by Brander Matthews & Bronson Howard.

Wm. H. Crane as Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New Amsterdam by Brander...

44236 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co., Cin'ti & N.Y." N.Y. no. 8559. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Their descendants / Ehrhart.

Their descendants / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows Dutch settlers in "New Amsterdam" (New York) chuckling over drink at the shades of their future descendants (Victorian women, dandies, stern-looking members of the D.A.R., women golfing, and ... more

New Amsterdam about 1650

New Amsterdam about 1650

Publication of the Society of Iconophiles, Series ix, no. 6. Engraved by Sidney Lawton Smith from a painting in the New York Historical Society. (Source: Catalogue of the Engravings Issued by the Society of Ico... more

With Hudson up the Hudson / Will Crawford.

With Hudson up the Hudson / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows Henry Hudson and crew on the ship Halve Maen (Half Moon) sailing up the Hudson River and trading with Natives along the way; also shows some scenes of what Hudson might witness if he returned... more

Henry Hudson's Half Moon, 1609

Henry Hudson's Half Moon, 1609

Ship at anchor in Hudson River, N.Y.; Indian canoes approaching. K1957 U.S. Copyright Office. Engraving by S. Hollyer. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Discov... more

The HALF MOON [sailing ship, with bow in left foreground] in New York Harbor

The HALF MOON [sailing ship, with bow in left foreground] in New York ...

Henry Hudson Celebr. Stereo copyrighted by Stereo-Travel Co. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ph. Ind.; Ships; B.I.; Geogr.

The Half Moon, Henry Hudson

The Half Moon, Henry Hudson

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

The Half Moon, Henry Hudson

The Half Moon, Henry Hudson

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

The Half Moon, Henry Hudson

The Half Moon, Henry Hudson

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

The fall of New Amsterdam / J.L.G. Ferris.

The fall of New Amsterdam / J.L.G. Ferris.

Print shows Peter Stuyvesant, in 1664, standing on shore among residents of New Amsterdam who are pleading with him not to open fire on the British who have arrived in warships waiting in the harbor to claim th... more

History of civic services in the city of New York Fire Department No. 1 : Fire department founded by Petrus Stuyvesant.

History of civic services in the city of New York Fire Department No. ...

Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, showing Peter Stuyvesant directing bucket brigade to put out building fire in 1656. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Librar... more

Oil painting "Fort Orange" at Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, New York, New York

Oil painting "Fort Orange" at Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, Ne...

Artist: Elmer E. Garnsey, 1912. Dimensions: 4.5' x 9'. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Cred... more

A large, Dutch-style wooden shoe on a downtown street promotes the city of Albany, New York's, Dutch heritage. The area, first claimed by Dutch explorer Henry Hudson, was briefly part of Holland's New Netherland colony, and its architecture is heavily influenced by this period of its history

A large, Dutch-style wooden shoe on a downtown street promotes the cit...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:052-2) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Ca... more

published by Adriaen van der Donck from "History of New Netherland; or, New York under the Dutch"

published by Adriaen van der Donck from "History of New Netherland; or...

This image has been taken from scan 000321 from volume 02 of "History of New Netherland; or, New York under the Dutch". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users ... more

Hudson Fulton Celebrations at Troy, N. Y.- 9 October, 1909

Hudson Fulton Celebrations at Troy, N. Y.- 9 October, 1909

The Hudson–Fulton Celebration from September 25 to October 9, 1909 in New York and New Jersey was an elaborate commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River and the 100t... more

Hudson Fulton Celebrations - 1909

Hudson Fulton Celebrations - 1909

The Hudson–Fulton Celebration from September 25 to October 9, 1909 in New York and New Jersey was an elaborate commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River and the 100t... more

Novi Belgii - Virginia

Novi Belgii - Virginia

Collection of early maps from various sources by BibliOdyssey.

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