[Map showing Fort Pitt, Fort Duquesne and Fort Mercer]


[Map showing Fort Pitt, Fort Duquesne and Fort Mercer]

Item Information

Title:
[Map showing Fort Pitt, Fort Duquesne and Fort Mercer]
Description:
Shows the locations of Forts Du Quesne, Pitt and Mercer in present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[ca. 1761]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Pennsylvania--Fort Pitt--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Fort Pitt--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Pitt (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaAllegheny (county)Pittsburgh
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [Producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Date suggested as Fort Pitt is shown with a solid line (sugegsting its completion?) whilst Forts Du Quesne and Mercer are shown with dotted lines.
Relief is shon by shading.
North is oriented to the left of the map and is indicated by a decorative compass arrow.
Names "ALLEGHENY OR OHIO RIVER" and "MONONGEHELA RIVER".
Shows stone quarries, a lime house and a coal pitt within the wider environs. "
Shows scale bar at lower right, "Scale 400 FEET to one Inch".
Copy at Add Ms 57,714.13. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIX. Shows manuscript addition of "13" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 15" in pencil at lower right and "A 30/63" at upper left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "40". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/63". Paper watermark shows a horn within a shield with "LVG" beneath.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 35 x 27 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999746
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