[A map of Lake George from Fort William Henry to Ticonderoga]


[A map of Lake George from Fort William Henry to Ticonderoga]

Item Information

Title:
[A map of Lake George from Fort William Henry to Ticonderoga]
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Lakes--New York (State)--George, Lake (Lake)--Maps, Manucript--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
Fort Ticonderoga (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:
A date of about 1756 is attributed to this map as Fort William Henry's construction was ordered in 1755 and the fort was destroyed in 1757.
"A Scale of Miles" is given at lower right where 10 miles is equal to 4 1/2 inches.
With a lettered key (A-G) at lower right identifying locations of note including the "Canadian Encampment".
With a decorative compass rose surmounted by a fleur de lys orienting north to the top of the map.
Shows Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga.
Includes a note "Where Rogers carried his boats across".
Shows the track of a possible road.
Compare with Maps K.Top.121.26 in a similar hand.
Titled "A drawn plan of Lake George" 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 plan of Lake George, from Fort Wm. Henry to Tienderoge, shewing proposed roads of communication; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 1/5 miles to an inch: 1 f. 3 in. x 1 f. 1 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Copy at Maps K.Top.121.22. is vound in a green-spined guard volume. With the manuscript addition in pencil of the pressmark "CXXI/22" and "Lake George" at lower left and a very small "24" at upper right. The verso displays the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower left and the manusript addition in ink of "America". Uk
Copy at Maps K.Top.121.22. digitised 2014 The British Library King's Topographical Collection pda Uk
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 37 x 33 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:140,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987757
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