French Draught of Lake Champlain & Lake George


French Draught of Lake Champlain & Lake George

Item Information

Title:
French Draught of Lake Champlain & Lake George
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
with Remarks of an English prisoner who Returned from Quebec to Fort Edward by the River St. Lawrence, River Sorelle & these Lakes touch'd at Fort Chamblay fort St Johns Crown Point & Ticonderogo.
Date:
1757–1759
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Champlain, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fortification--George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Champlain, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkGeorge, Lake
Champlain, Lake
Notes:
A date of between 1757 and 1759 is attributed to this map. Although the remarks mention Fort William Henry, it is not named or shown on the map - it was destroyed by the French in 1757. The prisoner mentioned could be Patrick Mackellar who was released from prison in Quebec in 1757. The map pre-dates 1759 when Fort St. Frederic was remaned Fort Crown Point by the British.
Shows "A Scale of Eight french Leagues or Twenty four English Miles".
Includes extensive textual remarks about distances between forts and other locations depicted and a table of distances at upper right.
Includes an inset (and untitled) plan of Fort St Frederic with a lettered key (A-D) and a pictorial depiction of the citadel within. Drawn at "A Scale of 5 Inches 60 feet to an Inch for the Above work" (approximately 1:725).
Includes a decorative compass rose orienting north to the right of the map.
Shows and names land grants on the shores of Lake Champlain.
The textual remarks make reference to "General Disheau" (Baron de Dieskau) and "General Johnson" (William Johnson) - referring to the Battle of Lake George in September 1755.
Titled "A French Draught of Lake Champlain and Lake George; with the remarks of an English Prisoner. 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 "French Draught of Lake Champlain and Lake George; with the remarks of an English Prisoner who returned from Quebec to Fort Edward on Hudson's River, by the river St. Lawrence, river Sorelle, and these Lakes, touched at Fort Chamblay, Fort St. Johns, Crown Point, and Ticonderogo;" drawn on a scale of 3 English miles to an inch; with a plan of Fort Fredic, on Lake Champlain, on a scale of 60 feet to an inch: 5 f. 10 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 on 3 sheets : joined and lain on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 40 x 175 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:205,286
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004818261
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