Carte Du Lac ontario nouvellement Rellevé avec ces port a grand pois a bitté Lescadre Engloisse & francoisse Leur gremant Leur Cantité de Canon


Carte Du Lac ontario nouvellement Rellevé avec ces port a grand pois a bitté Lescadre Engloisse & francoisse Leur gremant Leur Cantité de Canon

Item Information

Title:
Carte Du Lac ontario nouvellement Rellevé avec ces port a grand pois a bitté Lescadre Engloisse & francoisse Leur gremant Leur Cantité de Canon
Cartographer:
La Broquerie, Pierre Boucher de
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
faite a frontenac ce 4 octobre 1757 Part Labroquerie.
Date:
1757
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Lakes--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Ontario (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Frontenac (Ont.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaOntario (province)Kingston
New YorkNiagara (county)Old Fort Niagara
Ontario, Lake
Notes:
Sounding depths are given in the inset harbour plans.
With a scale at lower right "Echelle de 20 Lieu Marine" where five nautical lieu are equal to one inch.
The central map of Lake Ontario is oriented with north to the bottom of the map, indicated by a decorative compass rose.
The map of Lake Ontario is inset with three maps of Fort Ontario, Fort Niagara and Fort Frontenac in three of the four corners, and the map's title is in the fourth corner.
Inset illustrations of the English and French fleets are given at the top and bottom of the map.
The French fleet includes "La huralt" (Hurault) of whom Pierre Boucher de la Broquerie was the commanding officer - Malcomson, Robert. Warships of the Great Lakes.
A nineteenth-century printed copy of the map (about 1890) was published with the title "MAP OF LAKE ONTARIO Showing places on its shores, 1757, with pictures of the English and French fleets on the lake in 1756-7. Also the territory around Fort Frontenac, Cataraqui, near Kingston, Fort Niagara, Fort Ontario, (Oswego). From the original drawing in the British Museum" in an unidentified Canadian work - a catalogue listing from Alexandre Antique Maps in Toronto, Ontario illustrate a copy online at http://www.alexandremaps.com/backoffice/Pictures/m_0_bc4218172f722f9a373d45aa13fc974d_1243453295.jpg (website viewed 2013).
Titled "Carte dessinée du Lac Ontario, par Labroquerie, 4 Oct.re 1757" 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 "Carte du Lac Ontario, nouvellement rellevé, avec ces port à grend poit abittée, l'escadre Engloisse et Francoisse, leur gremamt, leur cantité de canon; faitte à Frontenac ce 4 Octobre, 1757, par .... Labroqueril;" drawn on a scale of 5 marine leagues to an inch; with charts of the ports of Fort Niagara, Fort Ontario, and Fort Frontenac, on a larger scale: 1 f. 8 in. x 1 f. 4 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 39 x 51 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,093,700
Language:
French
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987718
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