[A map showing the northern part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga]


[A map showing the northern part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga]

Item Information

Title:
[A map showing the northern part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga]
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--New York (State)--George, Lake (Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--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 in previous British Library cataloguing and because the map shows Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon) before the 1758 Battle of Carillon.
Relief is shown by shading.
Fort Ticonderoga is named "Ticonde".
The "Advanced Guard" is marked at the entrance to The Narrows on Lake George.
Shows a saw mill.
A directional pointer surmounted by a fleur de lys orients north to the top of the map.
Compare with another map from the King's Topographical Collection in a similar hand (Maps K.Top.121.22.).
Titled "A drawn Plan of the Northern part 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 survey of the country between the upper part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga; drawn about 1756: 1 f. 2 in. x 1 f." 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 over pencil ; 35 x 30 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987772
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