August 17th, 2009
Map: New Netherland Colony, 1655

in 1655, Adriaen van der Donck wrote an account of the Dutch settlement in America, A Description of New Netherland (Beschryvinge van Nieuw-Nederlant). The map featured in the book shows Dutch settlements extending from modern-day New York City up the Hudson River to Ft. Orange — the site of Albany today. Use the map controls below to pan and zoom in on various features of van der Donck’s map.

  • Beth Jones

    We missed the entire show in Jan. 2011, only saw the last 15 minutes. When will it be on again or when can we purchase it?

  • lola

    i like unicorns

  • bob

    i like pie

  • bob

    what is this qurap

The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudson's voyage to New York State and the river that bears his name. Check out the links below for more information about Dutch New York and happenings in and around the state during New York's quadricentennial.