A PLAN OF FORT ONTARIO Built at OSWEGO in 1759


A PLAN OF FORT ONTARIO Built at OSWEGO in 1759

Item Information

Title:
A PLAN OF FORT ONTARIO Built at OSWEGO in 1759
Surveyor:
Rivez, Charles
Associated name:
Sowers, Thomas
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
SURVAY'D BY CHARLES RIVEZ. T. Sowers Engineer.
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] : SURVAY'D BY CHARLES RIVEZ. T. Sowers Engineer,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading.
Shows title in a simple surround at lower right incorporating an extensive numbered key (1-19).
Shows signature of Thomas Sowers within title.
Shows ruins on west bank of Oswego River ("ONONDAGA" River) of "Fort Rascal" (also known as Fort George) and "the old fort of Oswego demolished" (identifies these forts differently to Add Ms 57,708.6.).
Shows scale bar at lower right, "Scale of Feets".
Lists work still to complete at lower right.
Shows a profile and section through the fort at upper left with its own scale bar (scale approximately 1:120).
Compare Add Ms 57,708.4. for designs for the fort (before building).
Compare "Plan of Fort Ontario built at Oswego in 1759"surveyed and "done" by Charles Rivez, held by the William L. Clements Library (see Maps 4-L-12 - Brun 408).
Copy at Add Ms 57,708.5. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIII. Comprises 6 partial sheets, joined. Shows red stamp of R.U.S.I. at lower right. Shows manuscript addition of "5" in pencil at upper right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "31". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/54". Paper watermark shows a lion within a roundel surrounded by text. Countermark shows "GR".
Extent:
1 map on 6 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 58 x 82 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:2,400
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999738
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