Speaker Field Trip
The Castello Plan

Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm New York (ET) time, In-PersonThe New York Map Society invites all New York-area map lovers – members and non-members — to join us for a self-guided tour of the New York Historical Society’s immersive exhibit: “New York Before New York: The Castello Plan of New Amsterdam.” As a Lifetime or Sustaining member, you can ask me, at kapochunas@gmail.com, to reimburse you, via PayPal, for the admission ticket you will have to buy for March 24 at 2:00 pm: Adults: $24; Seniors/ Educators: $19. Buy your ticket(s) HERE“On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Dutch founding of a colony that would give rise to New York, this special installation is organized around the Castello Plan, a map depicting New Amsterdam around the peak of its settlement circa 1660.” If you can’t join us at 2:00 pm (or thereabouts, if 2:00 pm is over-subscribed) on March 24, we hope you can see the exhibition some other time/date: it will be on view March 15 – July 14.

“Afbeeldinge van de Stadt Amsterdam in Nieuw Neederlandt” Additional title: The Castello plan (NY Public Library)

“Probably copied by an unknown draftsman around 1665-1670 from the survey made by Jacques Cortelyou in the summer of 1660, now lost. The Castello plan is the earliest known plan of New Amsterdam, and the only one dating from the Dutch period.


Sunday, March 24, 2024
2 pm, Eastern (New York)
In-Person - 170 Central Park West @ Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)