In 1660, the burgomasters of New Amsterdam—today’s New York — commissioned cartographer Jacques Cortelyou to make a complete map of the city. That document, now known as the Castello, is remarkable both for its accuracy and for the insight it gives us into this Dutch frontier city. Join historian and journalist James Nevius for an online exploration of the Castello Plan via Zoom. We’ll take a deep dive into how Lower Manhattan developed in the seventeenth century and focus on all the places where that original Dutch town still exists in the city of today. The lecture will be illustrated with photos of many items from the collection of The New-York Historical Society. The virtual tour will take place on Zoom and last about an hour, plus Q&A. Tickets are $21 per registered device and proceeds benefit the New-York Historical Society.
James Nevius is the co-author of Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City (Simon & Schuster) and Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers (Lyons Press) as well as numerous articles on the history and architecture of the city for publications such as Monocle, The Chicago Tribune, Curbed, The New York Post, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Your ticket to the lecture also includes access to a recording of the talk on Vimeo beginning Sept. 28, so even if you miss the talk when it is presented live, you will be able to access it at your convenience.
And don't miss "A B(r)ook Runs Through It: A Geographical and Literary Tour of Greenwich Village" on Thursday, October 14: https://form.jotform.com/212554856297164