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Seutter, Matthew Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii [New Netherland - New York]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03583 Author/Creator: Seutter, Matthew Place Written: [Augsberg] Type: Maps Date: 1730 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Matthew Seutter, following Jansson and Nicholas Visscher. Engraved map, handcolored. The map shows the back-and-forth tussle between the Dutch and English over New York and New Jersey, and uses both sets of place names. Cartouche shows New York City (New Amsterdam) (incolored). The figures surrounding the cartouche include laboring slaves who, with other people, present produce to a seated monarch who may be George II. See R. V. Tooley, The Mapping of America, p. 291 no. 25 (no. 24 for citation on cartouche).


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Geography and Natural History, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Slavery, African American History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The 13 Colonies Slavery