New York in the 17th Century

 

 

17th century

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

In the early 17th century the Dutch West India Company established a settlement on “Nutten Island” (today’s Governors Island). The Dutch settlement was named New Amsterdam. In 1626, the settlement’s governor bought Manhattan Island from the natives, so the settlement moved to Manhattan. In 1674, the English took control of the city and renamed it New York. In 1691, Abraham de Peyster became the first mayor of New York City.

By the end of 17th century, New York had nearly 5,000 residents.

More: Historical maps of New York City

 

Nieuw Amsterdam

 

New Amsterdam

 

 

This is part of an illustration published in 1843, depicting New Amsterdam in the 17th century with pictures of individual buildings and scenes in Washington Irving's works (source: New York Public Library).

 

Castelo Plan

 

Niew Neerlandt map

 

Map New York

 

 

Copyright © Geographic Guide - Historical maps of NYC.

 

Eyland Manatus

 

Governors Island NY

 

T'Fort Nieuw Amsterdam op de Manhatans, engraving by Kryn Fredericks, published 1651.

 

Manhatans

 

New York 18th century

 

Antique photographs

 

Abraham de Peyster

 

Mannados

 

NYC

 

New York in the 17th Century

 

Historical maps NY