A Sketch of Part of Staten Island


A Sketch of Part of Staten Island

Item Information

Title:
A Sketch of Part of Staten Island
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[1755]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Ferries--New York (State)--New York--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkRichmond (county)Staten Island (island)
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [Producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Exact location not identified, but shows the environs of Mr Watson's ferry on Staten Island (established in 1755 - see Lundrigan, Margaret. Staten Island: Isle of the Bay, page 149).
Shows "Road to Amboy" and "Road to Elizabeth.
Shows numbered plots (?) - military significance?
Map is oriented with north th the right, indicated by a compass arrow.
Shows title at upper centre.
Shows a scale bar at lower centre, "Scale of 200 Pace to an Inch".
Copy at Add Ms 57,711.6. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXVI. Shows manuscript addition of "6" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 70" in pencil at lower right and "A 29/62" at lower left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "20". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 29 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso shows "A 29/62". Evidence of old folds. Paper watermark shows a fleur de lys within a shield, surnounted by a crown, with "LVG" beneath.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 25 x 36 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:12,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999743
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