Faculty Publications

Title

A new Amsterdam

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Claesz Jansz Visscher, Maps, New Amsterdam, New Netherland, West India Company

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Dutch Crossing

Volume

39

Issue

2

First Page

150

Last Page

159

Abstract

This essay examines Claes Jansz Visscher's map of New Netherland in the context of concurrent printed maps of Amsterdam and the United Provinces, especially Holland. Maps of New Netherland and Visscher's view of New Amsterdam reinforced Dutch commercial and colonial interests by likening the colonial outpost to its sister European city and trade emporium. The maps and prints published around 1650 reflect the WIC's emphasis on trade and its desire to showcase New Amsterdam as a well-managed and commercially friendly colonial city.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2015

DOI of published version

10.1179/0309656415Z.00000000075

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