A letter written by Dutch merchant Peter Schaghen to directors of the Dutch East India Company stated that Manhattan was purchased for 60 guilders worth of trade.
Much of the symbolism of New York’s Official seal is derived from the Coat of Arms of New Amsterdam
Illustration of the home of Jacob Leisler on ""the Strand"" (now Whitehall Street N.Y.)"
A map displaying the full layout of the early settlement of New Amsterdam
Earliest known image of New Amsterdam from a copperplate made by Augustyn Heermanns.
View of the Schoeinge or street piling on the East River shore near present Coenties Slip – the dock and river front to Wall Street
View of a house on the north east corner of Exchange Place & Broad Street about the year 1680
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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