PLAN of the Bastion at Fort George


PLAN of the Bastion at Fort George

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of the Bastion at Fort George
Cartographer:
Pfister, Francis, 1740-1777
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[ca. 1759]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Lake George--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--New York (State)--Lake George--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Bastions--Early works to 1800
Lake George (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkWarren (county)Lake George
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [Producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Shows title at upper left with lettered key (A-G) below identifying features within the bastion.
Shows scale bar at lower right, "scale for the Plan en Profil of 100th Feet".
Shows a section through the bastion at upper centre (marked "A ... B" on the plan).
Consider Francis Pfister as cartographer based on stylistic similarities? Compare Add Ms 57,712.5.
Copy at Add Ms 57,712.8. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXVII. Shows manuscript addition of "8" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 2" in pencil at lower left and "A 30/41a" in pencil at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "17+". Manuscript annotation in pencil to verso shows "30 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/41A". Shows " Bastion of Fort George" in pencil to verso. Paper watermark shows a shield with a diagonal stripe, surmounted by a fleur de lys, with "LVG" beneath.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink ; 53 x 41 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:240
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999744
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