A PLAN OF THE CITY and FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG


A PLAN OF THE CITY and FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG

Item Information

Title:
A PLAN OF THE CITY and FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG
Associated name:
Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
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?] : [J. H. Bastide?]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Date attributed from previous British Library cataloguing, and key makes reference to "Picquet-line rais'd during Seige" [1745 Siege of Louisbourg].
Previous British Library cataloguing suggests John Henry Bastide as possible cartographer - certainly both are prone to spelling "seige" (see also Add Ms 57,702.8.).
Shows title at lower left.
Shows "A Scale of 1/4 of a Mile" (with measurements in rods also given) at lower left.
Shows lettered key at lower right.
Compare other maps of Louisbourg linked to Bastide in the R.U.S.I. collection (Add Ms 57,702.9 / Add Ms 57,702.10 / Add Ms 57,702.11.), in the King's Topographical Collection (Maps K.Top.119.88.1 / Maps K.Top.119.88.2 / Maps K.Top.119.89 / Maps K.Top.119.90 / Maps K.Top.119.92 / Maps K.Top.119.93.) and in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan (Maps 4-B-17 - see Brun 32).
Copy at Add Ms 57,702.8. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXVII. Shows manuscript addition of "C 17" in pencil at lower right. Shows manuscript addition of "A 28/77" in pencil at lower left. Shows red stamp of R.U.S.I. above title at lower left. Evidence of old centrefold. Green circular label to verso showing "21". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 28 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 28/77". Paper shows watermark (countermark only?) "IV".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink, 47 x 58 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999732
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