The original en:Castello Plan. Full size photograph of manuscript map in the Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana of Florence, Italy. The Castello plan is the earliest known plan of New Amsterdam, and the only one dating from the Dutch period. The text at the top of the image states: "Image of the city Amsterdam in New Netherland". Date 1660 Source New York Public Library, Digital Gallery. Digital ID: 54682, Digital Record ID: 118555. Author Jacques Cortelyou, General Governor of Nieuw Amsterdam at that time.
On this day, February 2nd, 1653, New Amsterdam is incorporated. New Amsterdam was a Dutch colonial settlement and would later be renamed New York in 1667 after the Duke of York.