Monday, December 12, 2011
Augustine Herman’s Map of Virginia and Maryland - 1673
…because sometimes archaeologists are the last to know. He had a house, gardens and a warehouse in New Amsterdam (New York City). An ambassador (“The Czech” Augustine Heerman to the Dutch) he is sometimes attributed the introduction of tobacco to the Dutch. His warehouse location, reputedly between "Bridge" and "Pearl" and "Whitehall" and "Broad" streets, was excavated in the 1980s prior to a large building going up.