PENSACOLA TOWN, FORT, and BARRACK


PENSACOLA TOWN, FORT, and BARRACK

Item Information

Title:
PENSACOLA TOWN, FORT, and BARRACK
Cartographer:
Campbell, John
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
[John Campbell].
Date:
[1774]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Florida--Pensacola--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Pensacola (Fla.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
FloridaEscambia (county)Pensacola
Publisher:
[Pensacola?] : [I.C. Lieut.t of Engrs]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading
Title from within map detail
Shows scale bar at lower left in feet
Inset with a plan, profile and section of the block house the left of the map - "A Geometrical View of one of the Block-Houses 20 Feet to an Inch" (scale approximately 1:240), "Section" (scale not given) and "A Plan of one of the Black Houses 8 feet to an Inch" (scale approximately 1:96)
Shows textual description of the town and fort at lower left, beneath the inset plans. Text begins "I can scace conceive it possible, to find out a more Injudicious Situation, or Construction for a Fort, intended to protect a Town, than that here practiced". It is signed at lower right, "I. C. Lieut.t Engrs" and reference to the date 1774 is made. "I. C." is John Campbell, mentioned in Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers as "Engineer at Pensacola"
Compare Add. Ms. 57716.5. - also signed "I. C."
Copy at Add Ms 27,715.20. Manuscript "20" added in pencil at upper right with "A 30/59". Shows "C 26" in margin at lower right. Red stamp of R.U.S.I. at lower centre. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "36". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/59". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Titles to verso in ink. Additional manuscript annotations in pencil repeat "20". Paper watermark obscured.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 47 x 54 cm, on sheet 52 x 75 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:3,840
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999748
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