A, PLAN of the Ground Defined to be Fortified at OSWEGO


A, PLAN of the Ground Defined to be Fortified at OSWEGO

Item Information

Title:
A, PLAN of the Ground Defined to be Fortified at OSWEGO
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[1759]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Oswego--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science----New York (State)--Oswego--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Ontario (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkOswego (county)Fort Ontario
New YorkOswego (county)Oswego
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading.
Shows title in simple surround at lower right incorporating a lettered key (A-E) - A is the "Designed Pentagon" of the fort and B is the alternative design, "a Square which may be put on the Ground". Both are illustrated by means of a pastedown flap showing the square design with the pentagon design on the map beneath.
Shows gardens outside the fort.
Shows scale bar at lower centre (600 feet).
Previous British Library cataloguing has suggested Charles Rivez as surveyor based on comparison with Add Ms 57,708.5. - Rivez was responsible for surveying the fort after its completion.
Copy at Add Ms 57,708.4. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIII. Shows manuscript addition of "4" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 8" in pencil at lower left and "A 30/57" at upper left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "34". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/57". Paper watermark shows a lion holding arrows (?), within a roundel surrounded by text, surmounted by a crown. Countermark shows "LVG".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 61 x 30 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999738
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