PLAN of the FORTRESS and dependant FORTS at CROWN POINT with their Environs and part of LAKE CHAMPLAIN. 1759


PLAN of the FORTRESS and dependant FORTS at CROWN POINT with their Environs and part of LAKE CHAMPLAIN. 1759

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Title:
PLAN of the FORTRESS and dependant FORTS at CROWN POINT with their Environs and part of LAKE CHAMPLAIN. 1759
Description:
We Are One: British surveyor William Brasier prepared this plan after the British gained control of Fort St. Frédéric and nearby Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) from the French in 1759. Both forts were located near the southern end of Lake Champlain. The French destroyed Fort St. Frédéric when they retreated to Quebec. After rebuilding and renaming it Crown Point, the British advanced to capture Quebec and Montreal. In May 1775, colonial militia seized cannons from Ticonderoga and Crown Point, which were still garrisoned by British troops. They transported the cannons to Boston and positioned them on Dorchester Heights. The move helped force the British to evacuate in March 1776.
Cartographer:
Brasier, William
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
Survey'd & drawn by W.m Brasier Draughtsman to the Ch. Engin.r of N. America.
Date:
[1759]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Crown Point--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--New York (State)--Crown Point--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Crown Point (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkEssex (county)Crown Point
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : Survey'd & drawn by W.m Brasier Draughtsman to the Ch. Engin.r of N. America,
Notes:
Relief is shown by shading.
North is oriented to the right of the page and is indicated by a decorative compass arrow in Lake Champlain.
Shows title in a simple surround at lower right with a lettered key (A-H) and statement of responsibility.
shows scale bars at lower left in feet, yards and furlongs.
Shows roads.
Shows military defences.
Compare a similar map - Maps K.Top.121.51.
Copy at Add Ms 57,713.4. In a solander box, R.U.S.I. Vol LXXV and LXXVIII. Comprises 4 sheets, joined and laid on linen. Shows red stamp of R.U.S.I. at lower right. Green circular label to verso shows "16". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/40". Pressmark stamped in black ink to verso /n=585Exhibited: The American War of Independence 1775-83. A commemorative exhibition organized by the Map Library and the Department of Manscuscripts of the British Library Reference Division 4 July to 11 November 1975
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
Extent:
1 map on 6 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 80 x 107 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:7,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999745
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