Draught of a Scout over the Mountains West-ward of Lake Champlain


Draught of a Scout over the Mountains West-ward of Lake Champlain

Item Information

Title:
Draught of a Scout over the Mountains West-ward of Lake Champlain
Creator:
Davies, Thomas
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
T Davies fecit An: 1759.
Date:
1759
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Champlain, Lake Region--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
Champlain, Lake
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : T Davies fecit,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading and by hachuring.
Exact location not identified - consider area west of Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga where Thomas Davies was known to have been (see http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/davies_thomas_5E.html - viewed October 2014).
Compare drawings of Crown Point by Thomas Davies in the Library of Congress [see CALL NUMBER DRWG 1 - Davies, no. 1 (B size) and CALL NUMBER DRWG/US - Davies (T.), no. 1 recto (B size)].
North is oriented to the right of the map and is indicated by a compass arrow.
Shows title and shore lettered key (A-D) in a simple surround at lower right including "fires made on the Larg Mountain with the white Rock".
Shows scale bar at lower right, "A Scale of Miles".
Copy at Add Ms 57,712.15. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXVII. Shows manuscript addition of "15" in pencil at upper right. Manuscript addition of "A 30" in pencil at lower left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "5". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 29 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso shows "A 29/46". Paper watermark shows a fleur de lys within a shield, with "LVG" beneath.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 50 x 39 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:87,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999744
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