Superficial Sketch of an advantagious Fortification for LOUISBOURG

Superficial Sketch of an advantagious Fortification for LOUISBOURG
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Superficial Sketch of an advantagious Fortification for LOUISBOURG
Strasburger, F.A.
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Iohannot d'Annonay
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
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
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour, over pencil, 57 x 84 cm
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[Place of production not identified] : F. A. Strasburger fecit,
Scale approximately 1:2,500
Catalog Record:
Date range attributed from paper watermark (for 1742) and from reference to "destroyed works" in the map's key (perhaps after the Siege of 1745 and before the fort was returned to the French in 1748, or after the Siege of 1758 and certainly before 1768 when the last of the British garrison departed the fortress?). The map's style suggests a date of production in the latter part of this range, however the paper watermarks offers the potential for an earlier date of production.
Shows conjectured plans for the rebuilding of the fortifications at Louisbourg.
relief shown pictorially.
North is oriented to the bottom of the map.
Shows title at lower right with a lettered key (a-l) and a scale of 1000 feet.
Shows "F. A. Strasburger fecit" within title at lower right.
Copy at Add Ms 57,702.13. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXVII. Shows red stamp of R.U.S.I. above title at lower right. Shows manuscript addition of "C 49" in pencil at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "17" and "17" repeated in pencil. White label to verso showing "DRAWER 28 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 28/73". Manuscript addition of "13" to verso in pencil. Paper watermark shows grapes within a shield. Countermark includes "FIN DE IOHANNOT D'ANNONAY 1742".
Notes (date):
This date is inferred.