[Map showing the location of Fort de la Presentation]


[Map showing the location of Fort de la Presentation]

Item Information

Title:
[Map showing the location of Fort de la Presentation]
Cartographer:
Labrosse, Paul, 1697-1769
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
PAUL LABROSSE FECIT.
Date:
[1750–1760]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Saint Lawrence River--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Saint Lawrence River--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort de La Présentation--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkSaint Lawrence (county)Ogdensburg
Saint Lawrence River
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : PAUL LABROSSE FECIT,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Date from comparison with other maps by Paul Labrosse - see Add Ms 57,704.11. and Add Ms 57,706.3.
Relief is shown pictorially.
Oriented with north to the bottom of the map, indicated by a decorative compass rose.
Shows "RIVER KATARAKOUI" for the Saint Lawrence River (an error?).
Shows an "Echelle de 16 arpents" at centre left.
The map is annotated with textual notes (in French) describing the terrain.
Signed "PAUL LABROSSE FECIT AT LOWER RIGHT".
Shows an inset view of Fort de la Présentation at upper right titled "Elevations et vué du fort de la Presentation de La Pointe marqué C au fort A" (where A marks the fort on the larger map and C is the point from which the elevation was drawn). The inset has its own scale, "Eschelle de 15 Toises pour L'Elevations seulement"(scale approximately 1:200).
Copy at Add Ms 57,707.4. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXII. Shows manuscript addition of "4" in pencil at lower right, a small "19" and "4" at upper right, and "A 28/42" at lower left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "17". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 28 SECTION 2". Signed in ink to verso "Labrosse".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 36 x 67 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:5,850
Language:
French
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999737
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