The Miller Map - 1695

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Engraving of the Miller map from New York Considered and Improved Fort Albany Dutch church Schuyler house Elm Tree Corner - Livingston/Van Rensselaer House Trading area Trail to Schenectady Pearl Street Legend Lutheran Church Lutheran burying place Court Street Dutch Reformed burying place Johnkers/State Street Handlaers or Market Street City Hall Rensselaerswyck

John Miller: First see, he online biography and excerpts from his narrative! Because, it appeared so often during the nineteenth century, this map (copied from our edition of New York Considered . . .) still is among the most frequently used cartographic representations of the layout of early Albany. The best image we have found is available via Widkpedia. An online offering from the New York Public Library is particularly noteworthy and user-friendly.


1. The Fort of Albany
2. The Dutch Calvinist Church
3. The Dutch Lutheran Church
4. Burying Place
5. The Dutch Calvinist Burying Place
6. The Dutch Calvinist Min's House
7. The Blockhouses
8. The Stadthouse
9. A great gun to cleare a Gulley
10. The Stockado
11. The gates of the City 6 in all
Landmarks shown as printed on the engraving

Compare this representation with the engineer's map made by John Wolfgang Roemer just a few years later.

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first posted: 7/10/03; considered and improved 9/30/10