is a map ofThe Castello Plan New Amsterdam created by surveyor Jacques Cortelyou in 1660.
Fine art replica giclée print © 2018 by Allen Bjorkman
Image Dimensions: 16 x 11 3/4 inches
Matted Dimensions: 20 x 15 3/4 inches
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The Castello Plan provides a detailed view of the layout and land use in New Amsterdam, including Fort Amsterdam, streets, homes and businesses, the canal, and the wall along the northern edge of the city that was built to keep the British out. The Castello Plan represents New Amsterdam around the peak of its settlement under the Dutch, with a population of several thousand. The name of the Castello Plan comes from the Villa di Castello, an estate near Florence, Italy, where the map was rediscovered in 1900.