A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG : The Harbour Survey'd by Cap.t Phi; Durrell The Fortifications by Cap.t W:m Hen:y Bastide Anno 1745


A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG

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Title:
A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG : The Harbour Survey'd by Cap.t Phi; Durrell The Fortifications by Cap.t W:m Hen:y Bastide Anno 1745
Surveyor:
Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770
Surveyor:
Durell, Philip, -1766
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Smyth, W. H. (William Henry), 1788-1865
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[1745]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Nova Scotia--Louisbourg--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Nova Scotia--Louisbourg--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Louisbourg (N.S.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Louisbourg (N.S.)--History--Siege, 1745--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNova Scotia (province)Louisbourg
Publisher:
[Louisbourg?] : The Harbour Survey'd by Cap.t Phi; Durrell The Fortifications by Cap.t W:m Hen:y Bastide,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading.
Sounding depths are given.
Shows title in decorative cartouche at upper left.
Shows a lettered key at upper right including references to munitions - their quantities and positions.
Shows "A Scale of half a Mile" in a decorative surround at lower right.
Shows a decorative compass rose at the centre of Louisbourg Harbour with emanating lines. Lines are also depicted for other features (sight lines and trajectories).
Compare Maps K.Top.119.89. for an exact (?) copy of this map.
Compare other maps of Louisbourg linked to Bastide in the R.U.S.I. collection (Add Ms 57,702.8 / Add Ms 57,702.9 / Add Ms 57,702.11 / Add Ms 57.702.12.) - copies of the map by different hands?
Copy at Add Ms 57,702.10. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXVII. Shows manuscript addition of "A 28/75" in pencil at lower left. Shows manuscript addition of "55" in pencil at lower centre. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "19". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 28 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso shows "A 28/75". Yellow circular label (blank) to verso. Manuscript additions to verso in ink show "Presented by Capt. W. H. Smyth" and "North America Nr 17".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour, 52 x 73 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:6,300
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999732
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