PLAN and Profil of the MINES for the Demolition of the Fortification of LOUISBOURG completed the 8.th of November 1760


PLAN and Profil of the MINES for the Demolition of the Fortification of LOUISBOURG completed the 8.th of November 1760

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Title:
PLAN and Profil of the MINES for the Demolition of the Fortification of LOUISBOURG completed the 8.th of November 1760
Associated name:
Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770
Associated name:
Ruvynes, Francois de
Associated name:
Muckel, Captain Lieutenant
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
Francois de Ruvynes director of Mines in North America.
Date:
1760
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Explosions--Nova Scotia--Louisbourg--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
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
Places:
CanadaNova Scotia (province)Louisbourg
Publisher:
[Louisbourg] : [producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Previous British Library cataloguing suggests J. H. Bastide as possible cartographer. However, although the separate textual sheet may be in his hand, the map itself may have been drawn by another hand.
Compare similarities of hand with "Plan & Section of the Fort as it is Near Finish'd" (1 of 3 sheets comprising Add Ms 57,702.15.) or "PLAN of the TOWN and FORTRESS of LOUISBOURG on the ISLAND CAPE BRETON" (Add Ms 57,702.9.).
Shows title at upper right with signature of "Francois de Ruvynes, director of Mines in North America" and red stamp of R.U.S.I.
Shows positions of mines (explosives) within fortifications.
Names bastions.
Shows profiles through the fortifications around the plan (scale approximately 1:360).
Shows scales at lower right - "Scale for the Profil of 30 feet to an Inch" and "Scale of 80 feet to an Inch for the Plan of Mines".
With a separate sheet entitled "Dates of the Explosions of the Mines made for the Demolition of the Fortifications of Louisbourg from June the 4.th to November the 8.th 1760 Collected from the several Reports given into Colonel Bastide by Capt.n De Ruvyne Director of Mines and Capt.n Muckel Commanding the Company of Miners". Comprises a list of the dates of explosions and their location.
Copy at Add Ms 57,703.3. In a R.U.S.I. solander box numbered Vol LXVII. Map comprises 2 sheets joined and laid on linen with a third sheet of text attached. Both map and text sheet show the red R.U.S.I. stamp. Manuscript addition of "C 23" in pencil to map at lower right. Laid on linen. Linen shows stamp of "ADD. MS. 57,703 (3)" in black ink. Green circular label to verso shows "6". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 28 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso shows "A 28/6". Additional annotations in pencil to verso show 834.3", "57703-3" and "SALCOB 81" (crossed through).
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, laid on linen, accompanied by a separate sheet of text, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 67 x 99 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:960
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999733
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