Old maps of New York City
Old New York map. Old maps of New York City (New York - USA) to print. Old maps of New York City (New York - USA) to download. in 1760 the old city of New York (now called New York City; population 18,000 fewer than 300 people lived in New Amsterdam when the settlement moved to Manhattan) surpassed Boston to become the second-largest city in the American colonies as its shown in old maps of New York City. Fifty years later, with a population 202,589, New York City became the largest city in the Western hemisphere.
A series of English governors ruled the old city of New York and hoped that its commerce would make them rich. New York city held the flour-bolting monopoly for the area (1680) as its mentioned in old maps of New York City, it was declared the sole port of entry for the colony, and New York City active community of merchants carried on a world trade.
An Italian, Giovanni da Verrazano discovered the old city of New York Harbor in 1524. In 1609 an Englishman, Henry Hudson, sailed up the Hudson River. Then in 1624, the Dutch founded the first permanent trading post in the old city of New York. In 1626 the first governor, Peter Minuit, bought the island of Manhattan from the Native Americans (see old maps of New York City).