Printed Maps of
New England to 1780

PART II: 1630 - 1660

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1630 [1630]: GERRITSZ., Hessel
NOVA ANGLIA, / NOVVM BELGIVM / ET VIRGINIA. [1b]

[Inset] 'Bermuda majori mole expressa' 82 x 88 [5d; 4d/e-5d/e] 

From: Laet Beschrijvinghe Van West Indien ..., Leiden, 1630 

Copper engraving, 282 x 359  PM: 285 x 363mm. 

McCorckle: New England, 630.1; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 231 (pl.231); Cumming: Southeast In Early Maps, 35.

1634:01a 1634: WOOD William  state 1
The South part of Nevv-England, as it is / Planted this yeare, 1634. [1a, ob - 5a, ob]

From: Wood Nevv Englands Prospect. A True, Lively And Experimentall Description Of That Part Of America, Commonly Called Nevv England ..., London, 1634

Woodcut, with the title printed from letterpress, 180 x 300mm. 

McCorckle: New England, 634.1 (ill); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 239 (pl.239).

1634:01b 1634-1635: WOOD William  state 2
The South part of Nevv-England, as it is / Planted this yeare, 1635. [1a, ob - 5a, ob]

From: Wood Nevv Englands Prospect. A True, Lively And Experimentall Description Of That Part Of America, Commonly Called Nevv England ..., London, 1635

State 2: now dated 1635 in the title. 

cf. McCorckle: New England, 634.1; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 239: state 2.

1634:01c 1634-1639: WOOD William  state 3
The South part of Nevv-England, as it is / Planted this yeare, 1639. [1a, ob - 5a, ob]

From: Wood Nevv Englands Prospect. A True, Lively And Experimentall Description Of That Part Of America, Commonly Called Nevv England ..., London, 1639

State 3: now dated 1639 in the title. 

cf. McCorckle: New England, 634.1; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 239: state 3.

1634:02 [1634]: BLAEU, Willem Jansz.
NOVA / BELGICA / ET / ANGLIA / NOVA. [5c]

Inset: 'Modus muniendi apud Mahikanenses.' [4a] 

From: Blaeu Novus Atlas, Das Ist Abbildung Und Beschreibung Von Allen Länden Des Erdreichs ..., Amsterdam, 1634

Copper engraving, 385 x 505mm. 

McCorckle: New England, 635.1 (ill); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 243 (pl.243).

1636:01a [1636]: JANSSONIUS, Johannes (II)  state 1
NOVA ANGLIA / NOVVM BELGIVM / et / VIRGINIA. [1b] Amstelodami / Johannes Janssonius / Excudit. [5e]

From: Hendrick Hondius Atlas Or A Geographicke Description ..., Amsterdam, 1636

Copper engraving, 390 x 505mm. 

McCorckle: New England, 636.2 (ill); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 247 (pl.247); Koeman/Krogt, map 9310:1A.1: state 1.

1636:01b [1636] - [1645]: JANSSONIUS, Johannes (II)  state 2
NOVA / BELGICA / ET / ANGLIA / NOVA. [1b] Amstelodami / Johannes Janssonius / Excudit. [5e]

From: Janssonius Novus Atlas ..., Amsterdam, 1645

Copper engraving, 387 x 504  PM: 390 x 508mm. 

State 2: with the title and title cartouche re-engraved. The cartouche is now a rectangular architectural design. Additional names have been added in the map. Drawings of the two bears, two storks, and an Indian village have also been added. 

McCorckle: New England, 636.2, notes (ill: detail of the central portion); Burden: Mapping Of North America 247: state 2; Cumming: Southeast In Early Maps, 43 (pl.25); Fite & Freeman, 39(ill); Koeman/Krogt, map 9310:1A.2: state 2;

1636:01c [1636] - [ca. 1715]: JANSSONIUS, Johannes (II)  state 3
NOVA / BELGICA / ET / ANGLIA / NOVA. [1b] Amstelodami / Apud G. VALK et P. SCHENK. [5e]

From: [Gerard Valk & Petrus Schenk Sr., Composite Atlases, Amsterdam, ca. 1715]

State 3: with the joint imprint of Valk and Schenk substituted. A graticule has been superimposed on the map, and boundaries inserted. 

McCorckle: New England, 636.2, notes; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 247: state 3; Cumming: Southeast In Early Maps, 43.

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1651:01 [1651]: HARTGERS, Joost
Virginia / Nieu Neder-landt, / Nieu Engelandt. [2b]

From: Hartgers Beschrijvinghe Van Virginia, Nieuw Nederlandt, Nieuw Engelandt ..., Amsterdam, 1651 

Inset: 'de Bermudas Eÿlanden na de grote afdeling.' [4d; 4d/e - 5d/e] 

Copper engraving, 170 x 265mm. 

McCorckle: New England, 651.1; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 304 (pl.304).

1651:02a [1651 ca.]: JANSSONIUS, Johannes (II)  state 1
BELGII NOVI, / ANGLIÆ NOVÆ, ET PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ / Novissima Delineatio. [4e]

Johannes Janssonius II, Separate publication, Amsterdam, [ca. 1651] 

From: Janssonius Atlantis Majoris ..., Amsterdam, 1657

Copper engraving, 445 x 520mm. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 1 (pl.144); McCorckle: New England, 650.1 (ill); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 305 (pl.304).

1651:02b [1651] - [ca.1663]: JANSSONIUS, Johannes (II)  state 2
BELGII NOVI, / ANGLIÆ NOVÆ, ET PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ / Novissima Delineatio. [4e] NOBILISSIMO / Amplissimoque Viro, / D.no GVALTHERO de RAET, / Equiti Baronetto, Curiæ Hol= / landiæ, Zelandiæ Frisiæque / Senatori dignissimo, / D.D.D. Ioannes Ianssonius. [3e]

Johannes Janssonius II, Separate publication, Amsterdam, [ca. 1663] 

From: Janssonius Atlas Contractus ..., Amsterdam, 1666

State 2: with the addition of the dedication. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 2 (pl.145); McCorckle: New England, 650.1, notes; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 305: state 2.

1651:02c [1651] - [ca.1715]: JANSSONIUS, Johannes (II)  state 3
BELGII NOVI, / ANGLIÆ NOVÆ, ET PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ / Novissima Delineatio. / Prostant Amstelaedami apud / Petrum Schenk, et Gerardum Valk / C.P. [4e] NOBILISSIMO / Amplissimoque Viro, / D.no GVALTHERO de RAET, / Equiti Baronetto, Curiæ Hol= / landiæ, Zelandiæ Frisiæque / Senatori dignissimo, / D.D.D.  Petrum Schenk. [3e]

From: [Gerard Valk & Petrus Schenk Sr. Composite Atlases, Amsterdam, ca. 1715]

Campbell, Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 3 (pl.136); McCorckle: New England, 650.1, notes; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 305: state 3.
1655:01a [1655 ca.]: VISSCHER, Nicolaas Jansz. state 1
NOVI BELGII / NOVÆQUE ANGLIÆ NEC NON / PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ TABULA / multis in locis emendata a / Nicolao Joannis Visscher. [4d]

Nicolaas Jansz. Visscher Separate publication, [Amsterdam, ca. 1655] 

Insets:
'NIEUW AMSTERDAM / op t'Eylant Manhattans.' [4d; 2d/e - 4d/e] 

'Modus muniendi apud Mahikanenses / Maniere van Woonplaetsen ofte Doorpen der Mahicans / ende andre Natien haer geburen.' [1b] 

[Untitled Circular Indian Village]

Copper engraving, 465 x 555mm. 

Campbell, Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 4; McCorckle: New England, 655.1; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 315 (pl.315); Stokes: American Historical Prints, pl.6; Deak, no.38. 

Location: NN, Stokes Collection; [attached to a copy of a report on the Delaware River, dated January 1656]

1655:01b [1655] - [ca. 1655]: VISSCHER, Nicolaas Jansz.  state 2
NOVI BELGII / NOVÆQUE ANGLIÆ NEC NON / PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ TABULA / multis in locis emendata a / Nicolao Joannis Visscher. [4d]

Nicolaas Jansz. Visscher Separate publication, [Amsterdam, ca. 1655]

State 2: 't Fort Kasimier' has been inserted [2d], on the left bank of the Delaware River, above Delware Bay, added in response to the Dutch capture of the fort in 1655. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 5 (pl.147); McCorckle: New England, 655.1 (ill); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 315: state 2.

1655:01c [1655] - [ca. 1685]: VISSCHER, Nicolaas Jansz.  state 3
NOVI BELGII / NOVÆQUE ANGLIÆ NEC NON / PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ TABULA / multis in locis emendata / per Nicolaum Visscher. [4d]

From [Nicolaas Visscher Composite Atlases, Amsterdam, ca. 1685]

State 3: The imprint in the title has been revised. 

Within the map there are numbers of additions: 'NIEW JORCK' province is named [2c-3c]. Long Island is now named 't Lange Eylandt alias / landt Matouwacs nu / Jorck Shire' [3d]. A key, lettered a-f, has been added off Long Island, relating to New York and long Island [3d]. 

In New Jersey, the following names are inserted: 'Gomoenipa', 'Engelsche Plantagie', 'Quakers hoeck', 'Graef Hendric', 'Cahoos ofte Waterval', and others [2d]. 

'PENN- / SYL- / VA- / NIA' is named [2c] and 
'Philadelphia' has been inserted, with a miniature ground plan [2d]. 'Schoonberg' is named, immediately above Philadelphia [2d]. Fort Kasimier is now named 'Nieu Amstel of't 't Fort Kasimier' [2d]. 'Zuydt Rivier eertyts / toehoorende de Stat Amsterdam' is added [2d]. 

A new note has been added above the lower inset of the Indian village: 'Alter Modus apud Minnessincos / Ander Manier der Minnessincksche / Dorpen. [1c] 

Campbell, Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 5a; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 315: state 3;

1655:01d [1655] - [ca. 1683]: VISSCHER, Nicolaas Jansz. state 4
NOVI BELGII / NOVÆQUE ANGLIÆ NEC NON / PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ TABULA / multis in locis emendata / per Nicolaum Visscher. [4d] cum Privil: Ordin: General: Belgii Foederati. [2d]

From [Nicolaas Visscher Composite Atlases, Amsterdam, ca. 1683]

State 4: with the addition of the privilege. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 6 (pl.148); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 315: state 4;

1655:01e [1655] - [ca. 1727]: VISSCHER, Nicolaas Jansz.  state 5
NOVI BELGII / NOVÆQUE ANGLIÆ NEC NON / PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ TABULA / multis in locis emendata per Nicolaum Visscher. / Nunc apud Petr. Schenk Iun. [4d] cum Privil. Ordin. General. Belgii Foederati. [x2]

From [Petrus Schenk Jr. Composite Atlases, Amsterdam, ca. 1727]

State 5:  with the imprint of Petrus Schenk Jr. inserted in the title, presumably shortly after his acquisition of the plate, circa 1726. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 7 (pl.149); McCorckle: New England, 655.1, notes; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 315: state 5;

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1656:01a [1656]: NIEUWENHOFF, Evert  state 1
[Untitled Map Of 'NOVA BELGICA sive NIEUW / NEDERLANDT'] [1a-5a / 2b-4b] E: Nieuwenhff [2e]

Inset: 'NIEUW AMSTERDAM / op t Eylant Manhattans' [3d; 1e-5e] 

From: Adriaen van Donck's Beschryvinghe Van Nieuw-Nederlant ..., Second Edition, Amsterdam, 1656

Copper engraving, 185 x 305mm. 

Included here on account of its title; the map is only really of western New England. It is possible this state is a ghost. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 10, notes; cf. McCorckle: New England, 656.3; not in Burden: Mapping Of North America, 317.

1656:01b [1656] - [1656]: NIEUWENHOFF, Evert  state 2
[Untitled Map Of 'NOVA BELGICA sive NIEUW / NEDERLANDT'] [1a-5a / 2b-4b] E: Nieuwenhff [2e] Pag. 1. [1a]

From: Adriaen van der Donck's Beschryvinghe Van Nieuw-Nederlant ..., Second Edition, Amsterdam, 1656

State 2: with the addition of the page number. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 10; McCorckle: New England, 656.3; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 317, state 1, reading the page-number as '2'.

1656:01c [1656] - [1656]: NIEUWENHOFF, Evert  state 3
[Untitled Map Of 'NOVA BELGICA sive NIEUW / NEDERLANDT'] [1a-5a / 2b-4b] E: Nieuwenhff [2e] Pag. 1. [1a]

From: Adriaen van der Donck's Beschryvinghe Van Nieuw-Nederlant ..., Second Edition, Amsterdam, 1656

State 3: previously two Fort Christinas were shown on the Delaware River; in this state, the lower has been renamed 't Fort Casamirus. [1d] 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 11 (pl.152); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 317: state 2 (pl.317).

1656:01d [1656] - [1656]: NIEUWENHOFF, Evert  state 4
[Untitled Map Of 'NOVA BELGICA sive NIEUW / NEDERLANDT'] [1a-5a / 2b-4b] E: Nieuwenhff [2e] Pag. 1. [1a]

From: Adriaen van der Donck's Beschryvinghe Van Nieuw-Nederlant ..., Second Edition, Amsterdam, 1656

State 4: a scale bar, with lettering 'Milliaria Germania Communia' has been inserted [4d]; two stockades are shown, one on either side of the 'Marquaa kill' [2b], with a group of natives, and a number of small animals appear between the Hudson and Varsee Rivers [4b]. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 12; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 317: state 3; Johnson: America, Explored, p.114 (ill).

1656:01e [1656] - [1656]: NIEUWENHOFF, Evert  state 5
[Untitled Map Of 'NOVA BELGICA sive NIEUW / NEDERLANDT'] [1a-5a / 2b-4b] E: Nieuwenhff [2e] Pag. 1. [1a]

From: Adriaen van der Donck's Beschryvinghe Van Nieuw-Nederlant ..., Second Edition, Amsterdam, 1656

State 5: the lettering on the scale bar now reads 'Milliaria Germania Communica', with the final 'c' of 'Communica', newly inserted and superscript. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 13; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 317: state 4.

1660:01a [1660 ca.] ALLARD, Huytch  state 1
NOVI BELGII / NOVÆQVE ANGLIÆ NEC NON / PARTIS / VIRGINIÆ TABULA / multis in locis emendata a / Hugo Allardt. [4d]

Huytch Allard Separate publication, [Amsterdam, ca. 1660-1663] 

Insets:
'NIEUW AMSTERDAM. / Op t'Eyland Manhattans' [2e-4e] 

'Modus muniendi apud Mahikanensis / Maniere van Woonplaetsen ofte Doorpen der Mahicans / ende andre Natien haer geburen. [1b] 

[Untitled Circular Indian village] [1c]

Copper engraving, 465 x 545mm. 
 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 14 (pl.153); McCorckle: New England, 662.1; Burden: Mapping Of North America 373: state 1; Black: Blathwayt Atlas, II, Map 9.

1660b. [1660 ca.] - [1673] ALLARD, Huytch  state 2
TOTIUS NEOBELGII NOVA ET ACCURATISSIMA TABULA. [2a, ob - 4a, ob]

Huytch Allard Separate publication, [Amsterdam, 1673] 

Inset: 'Nieuw Amsterdam onlangs Nieuw jorck genaemt, / en nu hernomen bij de Nederlanders op den 24 Aug 1673.' [key] A-I, K-T, in three lines] [4d; 2d/e - 5d/e] [the first appearance of the so-called 'Restitutio View', which takes its name from the triumphant scene above the inset, labelled 'RESTITUTIO']

State 2: the original title has been erased, and the new title engraved along the upper border, with the erasure of the detail there. 

Cornelius Evertsen's fleet, which re-captured New York, is pictured off Long Island [3d]. Within the map, 'Graef Hen- / dric', 'Maltees hock' and 'Visschers kil' are named along the Delaware, and Fort Kasimier is now labelled 'Nieuw Amstel of't Fort Kasimier'. Soundings have been added in Delaware Bay, and along the New Jersey coast. [2d]. 'Kahoos', and a description of it, has been added near the source of the Hudson River [3b]. 'NIEU JARSEY' [2d] is named. New England is now labelled 'NOVA BELGICA sive NIEU NEDERLANDT, Nu NIEUW JORCK'. Additional names in the New York / New Jersey area include 'Maerbeltoun', 'Wiltwyck', 'Milfort', 'Bergen' and 'Gomoenipa'. Off Long Island, a key has been added for names on Manhattan and Long Island, although the letters are not present [3d]. Long Island is labelled ''t Lange Eylandt / nu Iorck-shire alias. / Matouwacs' [3d]. 

The only known example is presumably an intermediate proof, before imprint. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 15 (pl.154); McCorckle: New England, 662.1, notes; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 373: state 2; Campbell: Early Printed Maps, pl.15; Landmarks Of Mapmaking, p.225(ill).

1660c. [1660 ca.] - [1673] ALLARD, Huytch  state 3
TOTIUS NEOBELGII NOVA ET ACCURATISSIMA TABULA. [2a, ob - 4a, ob] Hugo Allardt Excut. [5e, in border]

Huytch Allard Separate publication, [Amsterdam, 1673]

Inset: 'Nieuw Amsterdam onlangs Nieuw jorck genaemt, / en nu hernomen bij de Nederlanders op den 24 Aug 1673.' [key] A-I, K-T, in three lines] [4d; 2d/e - 5d/e]

467 x 544  Inset (image): 73 x 385  PM: 474 x 551 

State 3: Allard's imprint has been added in the lower right corner, and the letters relating to the key off Long Island have been added on Manhattan and Long Island [3c]. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 16; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 373: state 3.

1660d. [1660 ca.] - [ca. 1680] ALLARD, Huytch  state 4
TOTIUS NEOBELGII NOVA ET ACCURATISSIMA TABULA. [2a, ob - 4a, ob] Carolus Allardt Excut. [5e, in border]

Carel Allard Separate publication, [Amsterdam, ca.1680]

Inset: 'Nieuw Amsterdam onlangs Nieuw jorck genaemt, / en nu hernomen bij de Nederlanders op den 24 Aug 1673.' [key] A-I, K-T, in three lines] [4d; 2d/e - 5d/e]

State 4: Carel Allard's imprint has been substituted for his father's. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 17; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 373: state 4 (pl.373).

1660e. [1660 ca.] - [ca. 1685] ALLARD, Huytch  state 5
TOTIUS NEOBELGII NOVA ET ACCURATISSIMA TABULA. [2a, ob - 4a, ob] Carolus Allardt Excut. [5e, in border] Typis / CAROLI / ALLARD / Amstelodami / cum privilegio. [3d]

Carel Allard Separate publication, [Amsterdam, ca.1685] 

Inset: 'Nieuw Amsterdam onlangs Nieuw Jorck genaemt en nu hernomen bij de Nederlanders op den 24 Aug 1673 eindelyk aan de Engelse weder afgestaan..' [4d; 2d/e - 5d/e]

State 5: Carel Allard has inserted his imprint in the previously blank shield, which is part of the 'Restitutio' scene. The title of the inset has been extended, to refer to the British recapture of New York in 1674. 

In the map, New Amsterdam is now labelled 'Nieuw Iork als Nieuw Amsterdam' [2d]; the boundaries of 'PENNSYLVANIA' are now shown, and 'Philadelphia' named. Along the upper border, 'Hochelaga' [1a] and 'Lac / S. Pierre' [4a] are named. 

The scale bar has been inserted: 'Miliaria Germanica Communia' - '15' [2e] 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 18; Burden: Mapping Of North America, 373: state 5.

1660f. [1660 ca.] - [ca. 1710] ALLARD, Huytch  state 6
TOTIUS NEOBELGII NOVA ET ACCURATISSIMA TABULA. [2a, ob - 4a, ob] Typis / IOACHIM / OTTENS / Amstelodami. [3d]

Joachim Ottens  Separate publication, [Amsterdam, ca.1710]

Inset: 'Nieuw Amsterdam onlangs Nieuw jorck genaemt, / en nu hernomen bij de Nederlanders op den 24 Aug 1673.' [key] A-I, K-T, in three lines] [4d; 2d/e - 5d/e]

State 6: with Ottens's imprint substituted in the shield, and Allard's imprint erased from the lower right corner. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 19 (pl.155); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 373: state 6.

1660g. [1660 ca.] - [ca. 1720] ALLARD, Huytch  state 7
TOTIUS NEOBELGII NOVA ET ACCURATISSIMA TABULA. [2a, ob - 4a, ob] Apud / REINER & IOSUA / OTTENS / Amstelodami. [3d]

Reiner & Josua Ottens  Separate publication, [Amsterdam, ca.1720]

Inset: 'Nieuw Amsterdam onlangs Nieuw jorck genaemt, / en nu hernomen bij de Nederlanders op den 24 Aug 1673.' [key] A-I, K-T, in three lines] [4d; 2d/e - 5d/e]

State 7: with the imprint of Reiner and Josua Ottens substituted in the shield. 

Campbell: Jansson-Visscher Sequence, 20 (pl.156); Burden: Mapping Of North America, 373: state 7.

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