PLAN of the FORT at SAINT AUGUSTINE


PLAN of the FORT at SAINT AUGUSTINE

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of the FORT at SAINT AUGUSTINE
Cartographer:
Brasier, William
Surveyor:
Pittman, Philip, active 1760-1770
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Contributor:
Castillo de San Marcos (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Name on Item:
Phillip Pittman Lieu:t 15.th Reg.t Wm Brasier Del.t.
Date:
[ca. 1763]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Florida--Saint Augustine--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Florida--Saint Augustine--Maps Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Saint Augustine (Fla.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
FloridaSaint Johns (county)Saint Augustine
Publisher:
[Saint Augustine] : Phillip Pittmam Lieu:t 15.th Reg.t Wm Brasier Del.t,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Date from comparison with MPG 1/287 at The National Archives.
Signed at lower left "Phillip Pittmam Lieu:t 15.th Reg.t Wm Brasier Del.t".
Map oriented with north to the right (but not indicated).
Shows title at lower left with "Scale for the Plan and Sections 30 feet to an inch".
Shows two inset sectional drawings of the fort beneath the map. "Section No 1" has a lettered key (A-C) showing the "Ravelin before the Gate unfinished", an "elevation of the Cazerns" and the "Chappel". "Section No 2" shows a profile through the fort walls including the well and the "Look out Tower towards the Sea".
Compare MPG 1/287 at The National Archives - 1 item (enclosure to Sir Jeffery Amherst's of 19 October 1763) extracted from CO 5/63 (f 791). Florida. 'Plan of the Fort St. Augustine' with two sections. Reference table to sections. Scale: 1 inch to 30 feet. 'By Phillip Pittman [Ensign] 15th Regiment'.
Copy at Add Ms 57,704.9. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXIX (bound between maps of Quebec, although this map shows Saint Augustine in Florida). Red stamp of R.U.S.I. at lower left. Shows manuscript addition of "9" in pencil at upper right. Shows manuscript addition of "A 30/22" in pencil at lower left. Shows manuscript addition of "C 21" in pencil at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "1". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Evidence of old folds. Upper part of map (on 2 sheets) torn and (later?) reinstated - paper on which map is drawn is toned differently.
Extent:
1 map on 4 sheets : joined, laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 63 x 66 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:360
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999734
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
CC BY-NC-SA icon