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1660: Map of New Amsterdam, Manhattan Island

An illustrated map displaying early settlements and boundaries of New Amsterdam – a fledgling town occupied by an increasing amount of Dutch settlers. Visible in this map are Fort Amsterdam, strategically located at the southern port of the island, along with the northern palisade – a security measure against invaders and the site of present-day Wall Street.

Artist Credit: Alfred Fredericks. 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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