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From: TedSned <>
Subject: Re: New York Directory, 1665
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 08:04:57 EST
In a message dated 98-03-11 16:14:29 EST, writes:
> What you probably found is an adaptation of the plan that appeared
> in I. N. Phelps Stokes "Iconography of New York." It was adapted from
> a plan drawn in 1660 showing all the houses then found in the city.
> Drawing from other sources Stokes added the owner's name for each house
> and the names of the streets existing in Manhattan in the 1660's and
> the names of the streets that existed in the first three decades of
> this century when "Iconography" was published. Interestingly the modern
> day streets, Greenwich, State, Water and Pearl are all built where the
> 17th century harbor existed. I've seen copies of Stokes' map in many
> publications released since then, some with credit and most without.
Kelvin, thanks. I have seen versions of the Stokes map, but have never seen
the entire book. Gives me reason to look it up. What I found, however, is
not a map, but what I guess would be a table captioned "A Directory for the
City of New-York in 1665." It appears to be a fairly old book. Under the
title, the name of each street is followed by a listing of heads of household
on that street. The table is preceded by the end of a discussion of the first
English governor of NY. Here is an example:
't Marcktvelt (east side of Bowling Green, now the beginning of Broadway)
The Hon'ble Peter Stuyvesant,
Capt. Martin Crigier,
Cornelius Van Ruyven,
Antony De Milt,
Assuming this is not Stokes, it would be interesting to make a comparison
between the two. Presumably they drew from the same or similar sources.
Again, thanks for your response.