Staaten or Staten Island. In 1609 Hudson, after discovering Manhatton, the Bronx, and Staten Island. He named it in honour of the Dutch parliament "Staaten Eyladt" It lies in New York Harbour, borough of New York City. Steel engraving, drawn from Nature, showing buildings in the foreground, and sailing ships on the water. Meyers Universum II, Octave Ausgabe, Hildburghausen, 1859.