"New-York, in 1673",
Subject: New York City
Period: 1843 (published)
Publication: New York 170 Years Ago.
Color: Black & White
14 x 3 inches
35.6 x 7.6 cm
This is a copy of the famous view of New York City that first appeared as an inset on Hugo Allard's map of New England in 1674. The view is known as the Restitutio View, as it commemorated the recapture of New York by the Dutch in 1673. It depicts the town as seen directly from the east. On the right is a wall that eventually became Wall Street with its guardhouse and gate. The quay is fortified with canons and left of center is a canal. The Dutch army is depicted marching along the quay and a canon is firing from the fort. Joseph W. Moulton is noted as the artist - but he was actually the author of the book in which this view was published. It was engraved by Robert M. Gaw.
Creased with some surface soil.