PLAN of the COUNTRY from FORT EDWARD to CROWN POINT


PLAN of the COUNTRY from FORT EDWARD to CROWN POINT

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of the COUNTRY from FORT EDWARD to CROWN POINT
Signer:
Gordon, Harry, -1787
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Williams, Ephraim, 1715-1755
Contributor:
Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795
Contributor:
Erdmann von Dieskau, Christian
Name on Item:
Harry Gordon Engineer.
Date:
1756–1759
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fortification--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Lakes--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Champlain, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Crown Point (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort William Henry (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Edward (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkGeorge, Lake
Champlain, Lake
Notes:
Previous British Library cataloguing has dated the map 1755, with reference to the depiction of Baron Dieskau's position in 1755 on the map. However, the depiction and naming of forts (including two at Crown Point) and the reference to Captain Robert Rogers' raid suggests a later date - but before 1759.
Shows two forts at Crown Point.
Shows a fort at Ticonderoga.
Shows Fort William Henry.
Shows Fort Edward.
Shows the "March of Baron Dieskaus Army" and "Baron Dieskaus Camp".
Shows Wood Creek.
With a directional arrow surmounted by a fleur de lys orienting north to the left of the map.
With a lettered key (A-G) at upper right including "Hill where the French were first discovered by Co.ll Williams", "Retrenchment of Loggs made during Co.ll Whitings retreat lasting three hous Co.ll Williams being killed on the Spot A", "Advance Guard of the French from Tieonderoge", "Village 1 1/2 mile from Crown Point burnt by Cap:t Rogers", "Two rocks wihch command the passage of Wood Creek", "New Fort" at Crown Point and "Good landing place".
Titled "A drawn Plan of the Country from Fort Edward to Crown Point: by Harry Gordon, Eng.r" 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 military "plan of the country from Fort Edward (on Hudson's River) to Crown Point" on Lake Champlain, shewing the marches of the French under Baron Dieskau, and of the English under Colonel Williams, in August, 1755, who were both killed in action; drawn "by Harry Gordon, engineer:" 2 f. 10 in. x 1 f. 10 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 ; 56 x 86 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987736
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