Exploration and Settlement of New York

Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Florentine pirate and navigator employed by France, sailed along much of the northern North American coast in 1524. He visited New York harbor and the lower reaches of the Hudson River; no immediate settlement attempts followed.

In 1609, Henry Hudson explored the river that bears his name. Although Hudson was an Englishman, he represented the Dutch, thus giving them a claim to the New Netherland.

Between the years 1603 and 1609, the famed Samuel de Champlain explored the northern reaches of New York, which established a claim to the region by France.

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Exploration and Settlement (John Bull and Uncle Sam)
Map Collections, The British Library (21) Duke's Map of New York This map of New York City was presented to James, Duke of York (1633-1701), the future James II, shortly after the English captured New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664. Probably ...

Exploration and Settlement (from Maryland) -- Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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George Croghan and the Development of Central New York
Hooper of the Land Office, Department of State, New York, and to Mr. Paltsits, of the Manuscript Division, New York City Public Library, for assistance in collecting materials. 1. Lewis Evans wrote in 1735: "What the world has imputed to the ...
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