The Dutch Founding of New York - Thomas A. Janvier. This book begins with the explorations of Henry Hudson, and continues down to 1664 when New Netherland was “captured” without a struggle by the English. The author describes, in fascinating detail, the creation of the Dutch West India Company, the abysmal fashion in which it governed the new colony, and the gradual influx of English settlers and English influence which culminated in the complete loss of Dutch control of this extremely valuable colony. A wealth of illustrations and an index to names, places and subjects add to the value of this work. (1903), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 218 pp.