PLAN of the FORTS at the Onoida or Great Carrying Place in the Province of New York in America built by Major Charles Craven by Order of General Shirley Commander in Chiefe of all His Majesty's Forces in North America; and Destroyed by Gen.l Webb 31st. August 1756, before they were finished, also of General Webbs Encampment within his Entrenchments & Great Works, which he quitted 1st. September 1756 & Retreated to the German Flatts


PLAN of the FORTS at the Onoida or Great Carrying Place in the Province of New York in America built by Major Charles Craven by Order of General Shirley Commander in Chiefe of all His Majesty's Forces in North America; and Destroyed by Gen.l Webb 31st. August 1756, before they were finished, also of General Webbs Encampment within his Entrenchments & Great Works, which he quitted 1st. September 1756 & Retreated to the German Flatts

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Title:
PLAN of the FORTS at the Onoida or Great Carrying Place in the Province of New York in America built by Major Charles Craven by Order of General Shirley Commander in Chiefe of all His Majesty's Forces in North America; and Destroyed by Gen.l Webb 31st. August 1756, before they were finished, also of General Webbs Encampment within his Entrenchments & Great Works, which he quitted 1st. September 1756 & Retreated to the German Flatts
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Mackellar, Patrick, 1717-1778
Contributor:
Schuyler, Peter, 1657-1724
Date:
1756–1758
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Dams--New York (State)--Oneida County--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Mohawk River (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 YorkMohawk (river)
Notes:
Previous British Library cataloguing has attributed a date of 1756 to this map. However, Daniel Webb is referenced as Major-General on the map - a rank which he obtained in 1759 (Cannon, Richard. ed. Robertson, A. Cunningham. Historical record of the King's, Liverpool Regiment of Foot), yet Fort Stanwix (whose construction began in 1758) is not shown.
Relief is shown by shading.
With a "Scale of 500 Yards" equal to 3 1/4 inches.
A lettered key (A to K) runs on from the title identifying locations of note within the map and providing descriptions of historical events and references to persons involved. References include "Cap.t Williams", "Major Craven", "the Pioneer Company", "Mess.rs McKeller & Sowers" and "Col. Schuyler's New Jersey Provincial Regim.t".
Shows "Pentagon or New Fort" (Fort Craven).
Shows "Fort Williams".
Shows "Fort Newport".
With an inset "SKETCH of Fort Wood Creek with the Dam & Flood Gate 3 Miles distant from Fort Newport".
Compare this map with Maps K.Top.121.29. and Maps K.Top.121.31. - similarities of hand.
A photostatic reproduction of this map may be found in the Newberry Library, Chicago [Call Number: folio Ayer 136 .H91 1907 ser. 1, v. 2, pl. 48 (PrCt)].
Titled "A drawn Plan of the Forts at the Onoida or Great Carrying Place in the Province of New York, built by Major Craven by order of General Shirley, and destroyed by Major General webb, 31st August 1756" in 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 the forts at the Onoida, or great carrying place, in the province of New York in America, built by Major-General Charles Craven, by order of General Shirley, commander-in-chief in North America, and destroyed by Major-General Webb, 31 August, 1756, before they were finished: also of Genl. Webb's encampment within his entrenchment and breastwork, which he quitted 1 Sept., 1756, and retreated to the German Flatts;" drawn on a scale of 150 yards to an inch: with a plan of Fort Wood Creek on a larger scale: 1 f. 9 in. x 1 f. 2 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 ; 35 x 52 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:5,540
Language:
English
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