As we move into Thanksgiving week, we are thinking about our nation's origins. The Antiquarium team are pleased to feature works by Jan Jansson.
This is an authentic antique map of the east coast of North America during its early colonial period. The map was published in Amsterdam in 1636.
This early and important map of the east coast of North America spans from the Outer Banks in present day North Carolina to Nova Scotia. The map was derived from Johannes de Laet’s 1630 map of the area, but adds a little more detail, especially further inland. Jansson’s map was highly influential mostly because of the vast distribution of the atlas in which this map was published.
The map displays early detail within Nieuw Nederland (New York), particularly along the Delaware (Zuydt) and Hudson (Noordt) Rivers.