Fort at Carlisle


Fort at Carlisle

Item Information

Title:
Fort at Carlisle
Description:
Outline sketch for "Fort at Carlisle" (Carlisle Barracks).
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[ca. 1758]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Pennsylvania--Carlisle Barracks--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Carlisle Barracks--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Carlisle Barracks (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaCumberland (county)Carlisle
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [Producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
date attributed as fort was built in 1757 and its capacity as a supply fort increased in 1758 - this map shows many buildings (stores?) within the fort.
Shows title at upper centre.
Shows scale bar at centre left, "Scale of Feet" (60 to an inch).
Shows a sketched profile through the fort (markd "b_c" on the map) at centre left.
Compare maps by the same hand - see Add Ms 57,714.6 / Add Ms 57,714.7 / Add Ms 57,714.8 / Add Ms 57,714.9 / Add Ms 57,714.10 / Add Ms 57,714.11.
Copy at Add Ms 57,714.6. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIX. Shows manuscript addition of "6" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 76" in pencil at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "6". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/29" (and repeated in pencil). Paper shows a 'pro patria' watermark.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink ; sheet 21 x 33 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:720
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999746
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