LAKE GEORGE


LAKE GEORGE

Item Information

Title:
LAKE GEORGE
Cartographer:
Wetterstrom, Gustavus C.
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
Laid down by me in the month of October 1756. G. C. Wetterstrom Capt. of R.A.R.
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Lakes--New York (State)--George, Lake (Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort William Henry (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 YorkGeorge, Lake
Notes:
Shows relief pictorially.
Oriented with north to the right of the map, indicated by two decorative compass roses within the lake.
Shows a "Scale of Ang.L myles" and "Scale of 15000 feets" where 3 miles are equal to 7 4/5 inches.
Shows a pictorial sailing vessel and safe passage through The Narrows indicated.
Shows (but does not name) Fort William Henry.
A photostatic reproduction this map is held by the Newberry Library. In: Hulbert, Archer Butler. The Crown Collection of photographs of American maps. Series 1 (Cleveland, Ohio: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1907). Call Number: folio Ayer 136 .H91 1907 ser. 1, v. 3, pl. 30-31 (PrCt).
Titled "A drawn Plan of Lake George, by capt. wetterstrom, Oct. 1756. Two 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 plan of "Lake George, laid down by me in the month of October, 1756, G.C. Wetterström, Capt. of R.A.R.;" drawn on a scale of 2000 feet to an inch: 5 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.
Extent:
1 map on 3 sheets : joined and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 50 x 160 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:24,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987755
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