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The Castello Plan[edit]

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Original - The Castello Plan is an early city map of Lower Manhattan (New York City) from 1660, created by Jacques Cortelyou, surveyor of New Amsterdam at that time. Around 1667, cartographer Joan Blaeu bound the plan, together with other hand-crafted New Amsterdam depictions, to an atlas, which he sold to Cosimo III de’ Medici. This transaction most likely happened in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as it has yet to be proven that Blaeu had ever ever even set foot in New Netherland. The plan arrived in Italy, where it was found in Villa di Castello near Florence in 1900 and printed in 1916, thus receiving its name. N.B. This is the redrawn version from 1916 by John Wolcott Adams and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes.
Reason
High resolution map, with plenty of EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Castello Plan, New Amsterdam, Colonial history of the United States, New York Harbor, Fort Amsterdam
FP category for this image
Maps
Creator
John Wolcott Adams and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes
  • Support as nominator --P. S. Burton (talk) 22:38, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Its a pity it is not the original but it is lovely none the less. Love these old maps and it is interesting to note the fortifications of the city illustrated on the map. --Discott (talk) 12:41, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment Looks a bit faded to me. Maybe some saturation? Twilightchill t 21:37, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support I find it quite eye-catching actually. JJ Harrison (talk) 01:17, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Quite a creative redraft of the original, but nevertheless high encyclopaedic value and good quality. -Elekhh (talk) 05:46, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Although I agree slightly with Twilightchill. The colours look a bit dull. SMasters (talk) 03:31, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Promoted File:Castelloplan.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 01:47, 29 January 2011 (UTC)