FORT LITTLETON


FORT LITTLETON

Item Information

Title:
FORT LITTLETON
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[1758–1765]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Pennsylvania--Fort Lyttleton--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Fort Lyttleton--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Lyttleton (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaFulton (county)Fort Littleton
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [Producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Date attributed based on location shown (Fort Lyttleton was in use 1756-1764). However, the map is in the same hand as Add Ms 57,714.6. ("Fort at Carlisle") which was not built until 1757 and Add Ms 57,714.9. showing Fort Juniata that was not built until 1758.
Relief shown by shading.
Shows title at upper centre.
Shows scale bar at centre right (40 feet to an inch).
Shows a lettered key (A-D) identifying locations within the fort - officers' apartments, barracks, store houses, the magazine.
Shows a sketched profile through the fort (marked "a-b" on the map) at upper right with its own scale (scale approximately 1:240).
Shows "Road to Juniata" and "Road to Fort Loudoun".
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 57,714.8. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIX. Shows manuscript addition of "8" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 74" in pencil at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso shows "24". White label to verso shows "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso shows "A 30/48". Paper shows a 'pro patria' watermark and a countermark.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink ; sheet 33 x 42 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:480
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999746
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