PLAN of the TOWN and FORTRESS of LOUISBOURG on the ISLAND CAPE BRETON : Surrender'd ye 16th June 1745 after a Seige of 12 days to the Hon:ble Peter Warren Esq.r Com.r in chief of all his Majesty's Ships in North America & the Hon.ble W.m Pepperell Esq.r lieu.t Gen.ll of his Majesty's New England Forces Rais'd by his Excell.y Governours Shirley for this Expedition


PLAN of the TOWN and FORTRESS of LOUISBOURG on the ISLAND CAPE BRETON

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Title:
PLAN of the TOWN and FORTRESS of LOUISBOURG on the ISLAND CAPE BRETON : Surrender'd ye 16th June 1745 after a Seige of 12 days to the Hon:ble Peter Warren Esq.r Com.r in chief of all his Majesty's Ships in North America & the Hon.ble W.m Pepperell Esq.r lieu.t Gen.ll of his Majesty's New England Forces Rais'd by his Excell.y Governours Shirley for this Expedition
Cartographer:
Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770
Associated name:
Durell, Philip, -1766
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
Taken & Drawn after the Seige by John Henry Bastide Chief Engineer for Nova Scotia. Plan B No. 1 The General Plan of the Town and Harbour went by Cap.n Durelle.
Date:
[ca. 1745]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
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?] : Taken & Drawn after the Seige by John Henry Bastide Chief Engineer for Nova Scotia,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
relief shown by shading.
Shows title at upper centre.
Shows lettered key at lower left and continued to right of centre.
shows inset at upper left "The Grand Battery cross the Harbour" at the same scale.
Shows "Scale of Feet 20 to an Inch" at lower centre.
Shows manuscript addition in ink in margin at lower right, "B: 16: F: 58".
Compare other maps of Louisbourg linked to Bastide in the R.U.S.I. collection (Add Ms 57,702.8 / 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 57,702.9. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXVII. Comprises 2 sheets, joined. Shows manuscript addition of "C 9" in pencil at lower right. Shows red stamp of R.U.S.I. at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "5". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 28 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso shows "A 28/5". Manuscript addition to verso in pencil showing "C9". Paper shows fleur de lys watermark.
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour, 86 x 50 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:2,400
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999732
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