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Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:10 pm
by ibookje
redietz wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:57 pm
I find it interesting that the first map shows Africa as being entirely above the equator. Yet, the new world is shown fairly properly located.
I think it's pretty accurate as it is, which is amazing as we're talking about the 17th century!
Look at the latitude line going from mid Mexico to western Africa.
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California mapped as an island is also interesting

Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:51 pm
by Variant
The top of the map is also very interesting.
The fabled Northwest passage!?

Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:30 pm
by ibookje
Looks like Alaska is under lots of ice?
Variant wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:51 pm
The top of the map is also very interesting.
The fabled Northwest passage!?

Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:02 pm
by Variant
Hi all,
I am a new member to this forum and am interested in the history of fly fishing. By any chance in your research did you come across any early Dutch paintings of Brook trout?

Thank you, Lou

Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:06 pm
by ibookje
No I haven't seen any paintings of/with a brook trout yet. Is there a reason such a painting(s) from that era would exist?

Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:18 am
by Variant
Back in the 90s I attended a talk given by the New Netherland Institute at the Connecticut River Musuem. I asked about early angling in the Dutch colonies.I was told that there was much fishing and fowling.
Afterwards a gentleman approached me and told me his family had a still life painting of a creel of trout from a early Dutch family .
I very much enjoy Dutch artworks .

Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:09 pm
by redietz
ibookje wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:06 pm
No I haven't seen any paintings of/with a brook trout yet. Is there a reason such a painting(s) from that era would exist?
You could turn that question around and ask if there were any reason there wouldn't be. There was still viable trout fishing on Manhattan well after it became New York. If anybody was painting in New Amsterdam, brook trout would have a reasonable subject.

Re: History of the Catskill region

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:34 am
by ibookje
Interesting!
I’ll keep in mind when I run into paintings from that era