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*#* The Map facing the Title page of this Volume is taken from one of North America, engraved by Lucini, an Italian artist, originally on four sheets, three of which belong to the Warden Collection of the State Library.
It will be perceived from its Title that it is a Map of New Belgium (now New-York,) and part of New England, the former of which Provinces was claimed at the time, to extend from Cape Cod to the Capes of Delaware. The absence of any date renders it difficult, however, to ascertain precisely the year it was engraved and this point can be determined only by other evidence.
Boston, which was settled in 1630, is found laid down, but there is no mention of Maryland, the Province of Virginia forming the southern Boundary of New Belgium.
As Maryland was first granted in 1632, it is evident the date of this Map must be some year between that and the settlement of Boston. Most probably, it was engraved in 1631.
In point of time, it may be considered the third oldest Map of the Province extant, having, as far as yet known, been preceded by only two Dutch Maps, one of 1616 and one of 1618, transcripts of which are in the office of the Secretary of State, and of one of which this Italian Map is evidently an improved copy.
II. Papers relating to the first settlement at Onondaga, and the discovery of the Salt
Springs at Salina, ----■-----..._ 07
IV. Govs. Nicoll and Andros' reports on the Province of New-York, 1669-1678, - 57
VI. Governor Dongan's report on the state of the Province, 1687, - 93
1687> ------ n9
INDEX TO ILLUSTRATIONS.
Map of Nuova Belgia, To face Title.
Indian Totums, ,.... To face page 13
That marked Indian Portrait, do 14
Map of the head waters of the Susquehanna, do 274
Plan of La Presentation, do 281
Oswego in 1727, ... do 292
English Plan of Oswego in 1756, do 312
French Plan of Oswego in 1756, do 315
View of Oswego, do 319
Outline Map, showing sites of Torts Bull and Williams,.... do 329
French Map of Lake Champlain, •.. •. do 359
English Map of Lake Champlain, do 368
Boundary Line between the Whites and Indians, 1768, do 377
Sauthier's Map of the Province of New-York in 1779, do 526