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1664: Earliest View of New Amsterdam

Earliest known image of New Amsterdam from a copperplate made by Augustyn Heermanns. On the left are seen the fort, enclosing the double-roofed church built by Kieft, the prison, and the Governor’s house. At the river-side are seen the gallows and whipping-post; on the extreme right is seen the hill over which Fulton Street now passes.

Artist Credit: Augustyn Heermanns. Reprinted with permission.

History of NYC - 10,000+ Years Ago

Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.

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