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New Amsterdam. New York City. New Orange.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1650
New Amsterdam, a small city on Manhattan Island
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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Gezicht op fort Nassau, ca. 1636-1644
Mexico / Mauritiopolis / Mauritiopolis / Nieuw Amsterdam / S. Salvador / Bvones Aires / Capvt S. Avgustini / Boa Vista
Naues Mercatoriæ Hollan [] dicæ per Indias Occidentales (Dutch West Indiaman)
Willem van de Velde I - Dutch Ship: The Tholen (?)

Willem van de Velde I - Dutch Ship: The Tholen (?)

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

Pascaert van Nieuw Nederlandt Virginia, ende Nieuw-Engelandt verthonendt alles wat van die landin by See, oft by land is ondect oft Bekent.
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

Tekstblad met een lijst van de slachtoffers gevallen bij de inname van het fort Nassau, 1640 (?)
Market boat with Dutch flag
Wenceslaus Hollar - Dutch Warships (Naves Bellicæ Hollandicæ)

Wenceslaus Hollar - Dutch Warships (Naves Bellicæ Hollandicæ)

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Naues Mercatoriæ Hollandicæ per Indias Occidentales (Dutch East Indiaman)
Wenceslaus Hollar - Dutch Warship, 17th century

Wenceslaus Hollar - Dutch Warship, 17th century

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Wenceslaus Hollar - Title page: Dutch Ships
Portrait of Gerard van Bergen, Director of the Rotterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company, elected 1653
Nieuw Amsterdam ofte nue Nieuw Iorx opt't Eylant Man
Plate with Monogram of the Dutch East India Company
Episode from the Four Days' Battle, 11-14 June 1666, of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1665-67
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

Southwest view of Fort George with the City of New York.
Nieuwe en nauwkeurige kaart van een gedeelte van Noord Amerika, behelzende Nieuw Engeland, New York, Pensylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, een stuk van Virginia, Kanada en Halifax, ter opheldering der reizen van den Heer P. Kalm.
Portrait of Jacob Jacobsz Steendam, Poet and Historian in Amsterdam, New Amsterdam and Batavia
The Bay of New York and Governors Island Taken from Brooklyn Heights
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

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

[Sir Henry Hudson entering New York Bay, September 11, 1609, with Indian family watching on shore in foreground]
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)

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)

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

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

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

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

Portrait of Jan van der Burgh, Director of the Rotterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company, elected 1649
A description of the towne of Mannados: or New Amsterdam, as it was in September 1661 . . .1664
Partie orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France : ou sont les provinces, ou pays de Sagvenay, Canada, Acadie etc., les peuples, ou nations des Etechemins, Iroquois, Attiquameches etc., auec la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Nouvelle Ecosse, la Nouvelle Yorck, et la Virginie, les isles de Terre Neuve, de Cap Breton etc., le Grand Banc etc.
John Ogilby - Novum Amsterodamum., Montanus Arnoldus 1625-1683, cartographer
Novum Amsterodamum.
Partie orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France : ou sont les provinces, ou pays de Sagvenay, Canada, Acadie etc., les peuples, ou nations des Etechemins, Iroquois, Attiquameches etc., auec la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Nouvelle Ecosse, la Nouvelle Yorck, et la Virginie, les isles de Terre Neuve, de Cap Breton etc., le Grand Banc etc. dressee sur les memoires les plus nouveaux
A description of the Towne of Mannados or New Amsterdam : as it was in September 1661, lying in latitude 40 de: and 40 m:, anno Domini 1664.
Map of the original grants of village lots from the Dutch West India Company to the inhabitants of New-Amsterdam (now New-York) lying below the present line of Wall Street : Grants commencing A.D. 1642
A view of New York, Governors Island, the River &c. from Long Island.
P. Stuyvesant
Gov. Stuyvesant's house, erected 1658, afterwards called The Whitehall
The flag of the Dutch West India Company
P. Stuyvesant
The Governor's House and the church in the fort under the Dutch
[Stuyvesant passing through the streets of N.Y.]
The De Peyster mansion in Queen Street.
View of Harlaem from Morisania in the province of New York Septemr. 1765
New York with the entrance to the North and East River
Govr. Stuyvesant destroying the summons to surrender N.Y.
North view of the dock New York 1679
Vue de Nouvelle Yorck
Peter Stuyvesant.
New York (A. The Fort; B. The Chappel; C. Secretary Office; D. The Great Dock; E. Part of Nutten Island; F. Part of Long Island; G. Dutch Church; H. English Church; I. The City Hall; K. The Exchange; L. French Church; M. Ship Warfes; N. The Ferry House; O. Cattle Pen)
DINNER TO THE COMMANDER & OFFICERS OF ROYAL NETHERLAND'S VAN SPEYK [held by] THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK [at] "FORT ORANGE CLUB, ALBANY, NY" (OTHER (CLUB);)
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.

Map of the original grants of village lots from the Dutch West India Company to the inhabitants of New-Amsterdam (now New-York) lying below the present line of Wall Street : Grants commencing A.D. 1642
Old Peter Stuyvesant on the cover of the Fall style book
Novum Amsterodamum. View from the south issued 1671.
View of Niew Amsterdam, 1659 surrounded by pictures of individual buildings, and scenes in Irving's works. Above: Knickerbocker quadrilles. Below: Respectfully dedicated to Washington Irving, Esq. by the publishers
Titlepage.
A description of the towne of Mannados: or New Amsterdam, as it was in September 1661 . . .1664. Lith. for D. T. Valentine's manual for 1859, by George Hayward. ; entered. . .1859, by George Hayward
T'Fort Nieuw Amsterdam op de Manhatans.
Een Mahakuase Indiaen, met hun Steden en woningen.
Man, at left. with bow and arrows seated on ground, handing beaver[?] to a woman, at right, standing. On banderole, over clouds: Nieu Amsterdam, al. New Yorck
Een Virginiaen na hun manier gekleedt.
New York a city in N. America inhabited by English and Dutch subject to the K. of England.
De Koning Pouhatan in Syn hoogste Staet
Nieu Amsterdam, een stedeken in Noord Amerikaes, Nieu Hollant, op het eilant Mankattan: namaels Nieu jork genaemt, toen het geraekte in 't gebiet der Engelschen.
Van d'eylanden Bermudes, Berbados, St. Christoffel, en d'ander Caribische eylanden
Virginia Nieu Neder-landt.  Nieu Engelandt.
New York. A. The fort. B. The chappel.
Collier's Greater New York, Petrus Stuyvesant, Governor of New Amsterdam, 1647, January 25, 1902, Price Ten Cents
New York. References . . . New York is situated . . . masts, etc.
The Old Rigging House.
New York City Hall of 250 years ago
The figurative map of Adriaen Block
Partie orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France : ou sont les  provinces, ou pays de Sagvenay, Canada, Acadie ... auec la NouvelleAngleterre, La Nouvelle Ecosse, la Nouvelle Yorck, et la Virginie ...
Afbeeldinge van de Stadt Amsterdam in Nieuw Neederlandt.
Redraft of the Castello plan.
Nieu Amsterdam, at. New Yorck.
Nieu Amsterdam at. New York.
Dutch cottage in Beaver Street, 1679.
Survey of a "Certain neck of land--lying upon the main, and adjoining upon Harlem River."
A south prospect of ye flourishing city of New York in the province of New York in America.
Map of New Netherland: according to the charters granted by the States General on the 11th October 1614 and 3rd June 1621 to illustrate Brodhead's History of the state of New York
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