PLAN of FORT ONTARIO and its ENVIRONS


PLAN of FORT ONTARIO and its ENVIRONS

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of FORT ONTARIO and its ENVIRONS
Surveyor:
Sowers, Thomas
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
Survey'd by Thomas Sowers Engin.r.
Date:
1760
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:
[Fort Ontario] : W. Brasier Del.t Fort Ontario
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading.
Sounding depths are given.
Shows title in a simple surround at lower centre incorporating scale bars, "Scale for the Gen.l Plan 400 feet to an Inch" and "Scale of Yards".
Shows lettered key (A-W) at lower right identifying "Fort George demolished" and "Oswego Fort demolished" on the west bank of the Oswego River ("Onnondaga River"). These forts are identified differently to Add Ms 57,708.5.
Inset at lower left with "FORT ONTARIO, Built by THOMAS SOWERS Engineer. 1760" (scale approxiamtely 1:4,800) and three sectional drawings through the fort (scale approximately 1:480).
Copy at Add Ms 57,708.6. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIII. Comprises 2 sheets, joined. Shows red stamp of R.U.S.I. at lower right. Shows manuscript addition of "6" in pencil at upper right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "32". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Manuscript annotation to verso shows "C 43". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/55". Paper watermark shows a diagonal stripe within a shield.
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 53 x 89 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999738
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