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Schenk, Peter (1660-1718 or 9) Nieu Amsterdam, een Stedeken in Noord Amerikaes Nieu Hollant [In Dutch]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03022 Author/Creator: Schenk, Peter (1660-1718 or 9) Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: 1702 Pagination: 1 print ; 22 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: View of New Amsterdam from the water. Hand colored engraving in the first state. Framed to 40 x 44 cm.

People: Schenk, Peter, 1660-1718 or 9

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmGeography and Natural History

Sub Era: Early Settlements

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