A SKETCH of FORT DU QUESNE how it was before the Enemy abandont and distryd it taken from a survey of Cap.t Gordon's


A SKETCH of FORT DU QUESNE how it was before the Enemy abandont and distryd it taken from a survey of Cap.t Gordon's

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Title:
A SKETCH of FORT DU QUESNE how it was before the Enemy abandont and distryd it taken from a survey of Cap.t Gordon's
Surveyor:
Gordon, Harry, -1787
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[1758]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Pennsylvania--Fort Duquesne--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Fort Duquesne--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Duquesne (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaAllegheny (county)Pittsburgh
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [Producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Oriented with north to the right of the page.
A note at upper left reads, "about 350 yards from the Fort Stands the New Fort upon this Banck", suggesting a date of production after 1758 when Fort Du Quesne was burned.
Shows hornwork extending from the fort, "This Horn Work was filled on with Building's Consisting of Store houses ovens and Barrak's".
Shows scale bars at centre; "Scale to the Plan" of 50 feet to an inch and "Scale to the Profill" of 20 feet to an inch.
Shows 2Profil trought a.b" at upper right.
Shows lettered key at lower left identifying the Governor's house, the kitchen, the Powder Magazine and the barracks.
Shows "MONOUNGAHELA RIVER" and "OHIO RIVER".
Copy at Add Ms 57,714.12. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIX. Shows manuscript addition of "12" in pencil at lower right. Shows "A 41" in pencil at lower right and "A 30/65" at upper right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "42". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/65". Paper watermark shows a shield containing a fleur de lys.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 42 x 66 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:600
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999746
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