A Plan of Pitts Fort at Pittsburgh. Oct.r 1759


A Plan of Pitts Fort at Pittsburgh. Oct.r 1759

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Title:
A Plan of Pitts Fort at Pittsburgh. Oct.r 1759
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
1759
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:
Relief shown by shading.
Shows title at upper left.
Shows Fort Pitt before its completion in 1761.
Shows lettered key (C-K) at upper right, within a surround.
Shows scale bar at lower right, "Scale for the Plan" (100 feet to an inch).
Shows a profile through the fort at lower left leftwith its own scale bar of 10 feet to one inch (scale approximately 1:120).
Shows a decorative compass tose in the "Ohio or Allegeny River" at upper left orienting north to the upper left corner of the map.
Copy at Add Ms 57,714.15. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIX. Shows manuscript addition of "15" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 59" in pencil at lower right and "A 30/64" at lower left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "41". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/64". "A 59" is repeated in pencil. Evidence of old folds. Paper watermark shows a fleur de lys within a shield with "LVG" beneath. Countermark shows "JW".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 51 x 58 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999746
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