Albany - 1686

Albany became one of the "great" early American cities when it received a municipal charter from royal governor Thomas Dongan in July 1686. This seminal image commemorates the chartering of Albany.

Albany - 1686

Click here to see this overview diagram of early Albany come alive as an image map permitting closer inspection and links to more information about particular locations and people.

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Overview diagram entitled "Albany, N. Y., 1686," ink on mylar by L. F. Tantillo (1985). This image is based on the Roemer Map of 1698, on the city census of 1697, and on real property information derived by the Colonial Albany Social History Project. It was created for the Albany Tricentennial of 1986. Research collection of Stefan Bielinski.

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first posted 2000; recast and revised 5/10/18