New York, 1660

During the early 1640s, the Dutch built the first border wall in North America, a 12 foot (4 meter) structure to help protect against pirates, Native Americans and other potential enemies. In 1664, the British completely ignored the wall and took New Amsterdam by sea. The British renamed the Dutch settlement New York and tore down the wall and built a street. The street is now called Wall Street.

1660 New Amsterdam on Top of New York

1879 New York City


Earth Without Water

Amsterdam Throughout the Ages

1626 Map of the World

A new and accurate map of the world drawn according to ye truest descriptions latest discoveries & best observations yet have been made by English or strangers, 1626