[A map of part of New York, comprehending the country between New York and Quebec, the river Connecticut, &c., to shew "the way from Albany to Canada ..... part by land and part by water;" drawn about 1720, on a scale of 31 miles to an inch]


[A map of part of New York, comprehending the country between New York and Quebec, the river Connecticut, &c., to shew "the way from Albany to Canada ..... part by land and part by water;" drawn about 1720, on a scale of 31 miles to an inch]

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Title:
[A map of part of New York, comprehending the country between New York and Quebec, the river Connecticut, &c., to shew "the way from Albany to Canada ..... part by land and part by water;" drawn about 1720, on a scale of 31 miles to an inch]
former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
[1720?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Portages--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Rivers--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Rivers--Maine--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Connecticut--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Maine--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Québec (Province)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
Connecticut
Maine
New York
CanadaQuebec (province)
Notes:
Title and date taken from the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
The scale is given at lower right. No unit of measurement is given. Miles are assumed for calculating the scale as a representative fraction.
Shows a decorative half rose to the left of the scale.
With a separate key sheet (16 x 17 cm) pasted to the map. Pasted on one side only so the text to both sides is visible. "The Way from albany to Canada described we goe part by land & part by water" comprises a numbered description (1 to 6) followed by "From ye Camp down the Streame" (1 to 6) and "from chamly to Montreall by land is 18 miles by water from Mont royall down the great river of Canada" (1 to 3). The verso gives latitude and longitude for some of the major locations depicted.
Shows forts.
Shows portages.
Shows Fort Ingolsby - buily by Peter Schuyler in 1709.
Names "Woodcreek" (in a different hand and ink?) but does not show the canal built in 1730.
Titled "A drawn Map of part of New york, comprehending the Country between New York and Quebec, the river Connecticut, &c." in the Catalogue of 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 map of part of New York, comprehending the country between New York and Quebec, the river Connecticut, &c., to shew "the way from Albany to Canada ..... part by land and part by water;" drawn about 1720, on a scale of 31 miles to an inch; 1 f. 11 in. x 1 f. 6 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
The sketch map shows the Hudson and Connecticut rivers from the Atlantic northwards to the River Saint Lawrence between Montreal and Quebec. The Penobscot River is also shown (but not the Atlantic coastline from the Connecticut River to the Penobscot River).
Extent:
1 map on 1 sheet with a separate small sheet comprising the key pasted on : manuscript pen and ink ; 44 x 57 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,964,160
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987732
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