Fort William & Mary on Piscataqua River in the Province of New Hampshire on the Continent of America


Fort William & Mary on Piscataqua River in the Province of New Hampshire on the Continent of America

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Title:
Fort William & Mary on Piscataqua River in the Province of New Hampshire on the Continent of America
Description:
This 1705 watercolor depicts Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The letter “S” labels the topmasts of the Province Galley, “Capt. Cyprian Southack Comander” [sic]. Essentially a one-ship navy, the Galley was responsible for protecting the interests of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and its people as far away as Nova Scotia. Southack commanded the Galley from 1696-1711, during which time he must have gathered much of the information for his chart of New England.
Artist:
Romer, Wolfgang William, 1640-1713
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1705
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
Views
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New Hampshire--Fort Constitution--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Fort Constitution (N.H.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
Fort Constitution (historical)
Notes:
Exhibited: "Made in Boston" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013-2014.
View of Fort William and Mary (Fort Constitution) from the South, with three men in conversation at right in the foreground, town of New Castle at left, fort in the middle with British flag flying above, and English ship sailing on Piscataqua River at right in the background, with Maine seen in distance beyond; key and explanatory text below, within washline.
Titled ‘A drawn View of Fort William and Mary’ in the Catalogue of the Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Titled 'A colored prospect draft of Fort William and Mary' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum, London, 1844-1861.
Production details from other drawings by the same hand in the same volume (see Maps K.Top.120.39.a. and Maps K.Top.120.39.b.).
Watermark: Part of coat of arms (crown).
Extent:
1 drawing : ink, wash and watercolour ; sheet 23.3 x 55.9 cm
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987813
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