Map of New England and New York, 1676

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Title

Map of New England and New York, 1676

Subject

New England -- Maps

Description

This beautifully engraved and colored map represents an English version of the Jansson-Visscher series of maps of northeastern North America. Since it was published shortly after the expulsion of the Dutch from New York, the map displays geographical features similar to those found on its Dutch counterparts. However, the place names New Netherlands and New Amsterdam have been rechristened New York reflecting British control of the former Dutch colony. This map appeared in Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswell's 1676 edition of John Speed's world atlas, first published in 1627. (Description courtesy of Boston Public Library.)

Creator

Speed, John

Source

Basset, Thomas

Publisher

Courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library

Date

1676

Rights

Rights to this digital file held by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library.

Language

English

Type

Maps

Original Format

Map

Physical Dimensions

14 x 19 in.

Citation

Speed, John, “Map of New England and New York, 1676,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/26.