[A colored map of the route between Albany and Oswego; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 miles to an inch]


[A colored map of the route between Albany and Oswego; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 miles to an inch]

Item Information

Title:
[A colored map of the route between Albany and Oswego; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 miles to an inch]
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Rivers--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fortification--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Mohawk River (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkMohawk (river)
Notes:
Title and date taken from the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Shows scales at top and bottom as "A scale of 10 miles" where two miles is equal to one inch.
Compass arrows orient north to the right of the map.
Shows forts.
Shows settlements, with some individual properties named.
Shows carrying places.
Shows overland routes.
A note at Wood Creek on the map reads "... Col. Broadhurst had the Creek cleared up from the old Trees & a Dam made just above where the Batteaux take in their loading, so that the carrying place is only now one English mile".
A note just south of Wood Creek on the map reads "The Hook digged through in 1730".
Titled "A drawn Map of the Country between Albany and Oswego. Three sheets" 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 colored map of the route between Albany and Oswego; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 miles to an inch: 7 f. 8 in. x 1 f. 7 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Shows the route along the Mohawk River and Oswego River from Albany to Fort Oswego.
Extent:
1 map on 4 sheets : joined and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 230 x 48 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:126,720
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987683
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No known copyright restrictions.
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