The Respective Profiles belonging to the great Iconografical Draughts of Castle Island in the Bay of Boston


The Respective Profiles belonging to the great Iconografical Draughts of Castle Island in the Bay of Boston

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Title:
The Respective Profiles belonging to the great Iconografical Draughts of Castle Island in the Bay of Boston
Description:
Six sections of different parts of Castle Island arranged in four rows, with north-east bastion above, bomb-proof barracks, south-east passage and bomb-proof powder house below, cannon firing from the block-house facing the sea, and British flag flying over the buildings seen in profile from the north at bottom; scale and explanatory text, within washline.||Titled ‘A drawn Plan of Castle Island in Boston Bay, by Col. Romer, 1705. Four sheets: with Profiles of ditto’ 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 'An "Icqnographical draft of Castle Island, whereupon is built Her Majesties castle, and by her Majesties special command named Castle William, situated in the bay of Boston, three miles S.E. of the town of Boston, and south 3/4 of a mile of the mean, made and survaied by Collonel Römer, in the yeare 1705;" drawn on a scale of 40 feet to an inch' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum, London, 1844-1861.
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:
1705–1706
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
Views
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Massachusetts--Castle Island--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Castle Island (Mass.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Castle Island (cape)
Notes:
These details refer to Maps K.Top.120.39.a., kept separately (cab 13).
Watermark: IHS JVILLEDARY.
Annotated with title and production details in brown ink on verso.
Extent:
1 drawing : ink, wash and watercolour ; sheet 51.1 x 72 cm
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
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