Plan Elevation and sections of Blockhouse to be built at Penobscot in the Bay of Funda to contain 100 Men or more if necessary. The dotted line in the Plans shows the projection of the upper floor


Plan Elevation and sections of Blockhouse to be built at Penobscot in the Bay of Funda to contain 100 Men or more if necessary. The dotted line in the Plans shows the projection of the upper floor

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Title:
Plan Elevation and sections of Blockhouse to be built at Penobscot in the Bay of Funda to contain 100 Men or more if necessary. The dotted line in the Plans shows the projection of the upper floor
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--Maine--Fort Pownall--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Maine--Fort Pownall--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Pownall (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
Fort Point State Park
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [Producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Shows Fort Pownall. Date attributed prior to construction of Fort Pownall in 1759. Shows title at upper left. 4500 shows scale bar at lower left, "Scale to the Plan. 40 foot to an Inch".
Shows two sections through the fort and two elevations with their own scale bar, "Scale to the elebation and Sections. 20 feet to an Inch" (scale approximately 1:240). One section includes a note, "The Cradle in the upper floor to be made to move on occasion on account of the Plunging fire at a.a.".
Compare "Plan of Fort Pownal at Penobscot built 1759" held by the National Library of Congress (CALL NUMBER G3734.F675 1759 .P5 Vault).
Copy at Add Ms 57,711.1. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXVI. Shows manuscript addition of "1" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 30/58" in pencil at upper right and "A 75" at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "35". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/58". Annotation in ink to verso, "To his Excellency Gen Amherst". Paper watermark shows a shield with a diagonal stripe, surmounted by a fleur de lys, with "LVG" beneath. Evidence of old folds.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with grey wash ; 27 x 44 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:480
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999741
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