A SKETCH OF LAKE GEORGE


A SKETCH OF LAKE GEORGE

Item Information

Title:
A SKETCH OF LAKE GEORGE
Cartographer:
Abercrombie, James, 1732-1775
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
Cap.tn Abercrombie.
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--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
Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkGeorge, Lake
Notes:
A manuscript note in ink on the map's verso reads "A Sketch of Lake George Cap.tn Abercrombie" - this verso addition is in the same hand as three elevations in the collection at Maps K.Top.121.114.a. Maps K.Top.121.114.b. and Maps K.Top.121.114.c.
Previous British Library cataloguing attributes a date of about 1756. Fort William Henry's construction was ordered in 1755 and the fort was destroyed in 1757, and is shown on this map.
With "A scale of miles" where 8 miles are equal to 3 5/8 inch.
With a lettered key (A-H) at upper right identifying locations of note.
Shows Fort William Henry and Fort Carillon.
Shows French and Canadian encampments near Fort Carillon.
With a decorative compass rose orienting north on the map.
Titled "A drawn sketch of Lake George, by Capt. Abercrombie" 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 "sketch of Lake George;" drawn by Capt. Abercrombie, about 1756, on a scale of 2 1/8 miles to an inch: 1 f. 8 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.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 48 x 33 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:140,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987754
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