A Description of the Province and City of New York; with Plans of the City and Several Forts as They Existed in the Year 1695. by John Miller. [Gowans’ Bibliotheca Americana 3]
Published by antiquary and bookseller William Gowans, an 1862 edition of this late 17th century description of New York City and New York Province and its fortifications in Manhattan, Albany, and Schenectady etc., as witnessed by Rev. John Miller who lived in New York from 1693 to 1695 and “...was for a time chaplain to the troops in the fort, and sole Episcopal clergyman in the colony.” (p) With introduction and 29 pages of historical notes by American historian John Gilmary Shea (1824–1892), a native of New York City. Printed by J. Munsell of Albany.
Description: A Description of the Province and City of New York; with Plans of the City and Several Forts as They Existed in the Year 1695. by John Miller. [Gowans’ Bibliotheca Americana 3]
New York: William Gowans, (1843) 1862. “A New Edition with an Introduction and Copious Historical Notes.” 127pp. 8vo. Complete gathered quires, never sewn or bound; partly unopened, fore-edge untrimmed. With 6 plates of plans. Title-page with soil; toning and marginal losses to two leaves, not affecting text; very pale violet rubber stamp of old institution scattered throughout; Very Good.
See Howes M-610. Sabin 49026: “Contains some curious particulars respecting the state of society in the province at that time.”