Words To Remember

"The truth is this--genealogy is our living, and we are busy every minute, [and we] could use more hours." --Jane Wethy Foley, 1942

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Long Island Map

This is a re-draft of James Hubbard's map of western Long Island in 1666.  Although the topography is truncated, the Hubbard map provides a good illustration of the layout of the villages on western Long Island in the middle of the seventeenth century.

Modern place names, which remain remarkably unchanged after the course of three and a half centuries, are in Block letters.  The section of the original map containing the villages of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Ferry and Wallabout is torn off and unfortunately lost.

From Berthold Fernow, ed., Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, vol. 14 (Albany: 1883); redraft by Joseph Stanley

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