A Correct Plan of the Province of New Hampshire together with part of Hudsons River from Albany to Lake George and from thence thro' Lake Champlain to Mont Real: taken from a great number of exact attested Plans of particular parts of the Country & accurate observations of the Sea Coast. Also a General View of the River St Lawrence from Mont Real to Quebec


A Correct Plan of the Province of New Hampshire together with part of Hudsons River from Albany to Lake George and from thence thro' Lake Champlain to Mont Real: taken from a great number of exact attested Plans of particular parts of the Country & accurate observations of the Sea Coast. Also a General View of the River St Lawrence from Mont Real to Quebec

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Title:
A Correct Plan of the Province of New Hampshire together with part of Hudsons River from Albany to Lake George and from thence thro' Lake Champlain to Mont Real: taken from a great number of exact attested Plans of particular parts of the Country & accurate observations of the Sea Coast. Also a General View of the River St Lawrence from Mont Real to Quebec
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
June 1756.
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Champlain, Lake--Early works to 1800
Champlain, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
New Hampshire--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Vermont--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Saint Lawrence River--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
Saint Lawrence River
Champlain, Lake
New Hampshire
New York
Vermont
Notes:
Relief is shown pictorially.
A "Scale of Miles 10 miles to an Inch" is given at the bottom of the map.
A text note at upper right reads "NB. The Branches of Rivers with single Strokes in the unsettled Parts of the Country are mostly drawn by Information of Persons who have travelled in the Wilderness, or by Conjecture ...". The note continues to act as a key identifying falls and churches.
Shows and names forts.
Shows a compass arrow in pencil orienting north to the right of the map.
The Norman B. Leventhal Centre at the Boston Public Library holds a copy of the map dated about 1880 (call number G3710).
A photographic reproduction of the map was auctioned January 23rd 1912 and January 24th 1912 (listed as lot number 1094 in the catalogue) at C. F. Libbie & Co. Book and Art Auctioneers located at 597 Washington Street in Boston. The catalogue description includes "photographic reproduction of a MS. map. 2 sheets, folio. Only a few copies so issued".
Titled "A drawn Plan of the Province of New Hampshire, together with part of Hudson's River from Albany to Lake George, and from thence through Lake Champlain to Mont Real: also a general View of the river St. Lawrence from Mont real to Quebec; June, 1756" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Titled 'A "plan of the province of New Hampshire, together with part of Hudson's River, from Albany to Lake George, and from thence through Lake Champlain to Mont Real; taken from a great number of exact attested plans of particular parts of the country, and accurate observations on the sea coast; also a general view of the River St. Lawrence from Mont Real to Quebec, June, 1756; drawn on a scale of 10 miles to an inch": 2 f. 4 in. x 1 f. 8 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
The map extends along the River St Lawrence from the mouth of the River Chaudière to Montreal, and southwards to Ipswich on the Atlantic Coast and Albany further west.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour and pencil ; 52 x 72 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:633,600
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987809
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