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Sarony & Co. (1854-1857) [Facsimile of map of New Netherlands using the names of Native American tribes to indicate location]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05859.02 Author/Creator: Sarony & Co. (1854-1857) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Map Date: 27 July 1841 Pagination: 1 map ; 119.4 x 44.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed on the bottom left corner is the signature of John Romeyn Brodhead, an agent of the State of New York hired to procure and transcribe documents in Europe. Signed by P.H. Loffelt, who copied this document for Brodhead in the Hague, and by J.C. de Jorge, an archivist. Uses the names of Native American tribes to designate different areas of the New Netherlands. Brodhead's notations indicate that this map could have possibly been from the Octroy of the States General from 11 October 1614, or from the written report of Dutch Captain Cornelis Hendrickson, who explored the Delaware River in 1616. A previous assesment of this map claimed that it was created by, or published in a work created by the historian Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan.

Background Information: New York lithographers Sarony & Co., established in 1854, changed their name to Sarony, Major & Knapp in 1857.

People: Sarony & Co., 1854-1857
Brodhead, John Romeyn, 1814-1873
De Jorge, J. C., fl. 1841
Hendrickson, Cornelius, fl. 1616
Loffelt, P. H., fl. 1841
O'Callaghan, Edmund Bailey, 1797-1880

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsGeography and Natural HistoryAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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