[Map of West Florida and the Mississippi River] : John Campbell


[Map of West Florida and the Mississippi River]

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Title:
[Map of West Florida and the Mississippi River] : John Campbell
Description:
An outline map of West Florida and Louisiana - from Galveston Bay to Santa Rosa Bay on the Gulf coast, and extending northwards as far as "Fort de l'Assumption" (located in present-day Tennessee).
Cartographer:
Campbell, John
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
1774
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Mississippi River--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Mississippi River--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
West Florida--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
Mississippi River
Florida
Publisher:
[Pensacola?] : I. C. Lieut.t of Eng.rs,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Signed "I. C. Lieut.t of Eng.rs A.D. 1774" at lower right - see Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers for John Campbell at Pensacola Fort
See Add Ms 57,715.20. - also signed "I. C."
Shows scale bar at lower left (6.5 inches = 96 miles)
Shows nomenclature in red ink
Shows text at lower right describing fortfications and their value - "So that upon the whole, I think I may safely pledge my Life, satisfactorilly, and beyond a Doubt, to prove that all the Military-Buildings ever errected by is, in West Florida, are not worth One Thousand Pounds to Government".
Copy at Add Ms 27,716.5. Red stamp of R.U.S.I. at lower centre. Comprises 2 sheets, joined, and laid on linen. Green circular label to verso showing "12". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 2". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/87". Stamped in black ink "ADD. MS. 57,716(5)".
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink ; 94 x 69 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:936,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999749
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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