PLAN, of the CITY, of ALBANY, in the PROVINCE, of, NEW, YORK


PLAN, of the CITY, of ALBANY, in the PROVINCE, of, NEW, YORK

Item Information

Title:
PLAN, of the CITY, of ALBANY, in the PROVINCE, of, NEW, YORK
Cartographer:
Sowers, Thomas
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
Tho.s Sowers Eng.r 1756.
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Albany--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--New York (State)--Albany--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Albany (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Albany (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 YorkAlbany (county)Albany
Fort Frederick (historical)
Notes:
Relief is shown by shading.
With a "Scale of 400 Feet to an inch" at lower left.
The title is given on a central banner with some of the text reversed - to appear as if it is being read "through" the banner.
With an extensive list of references (A to Z) within a decorative cartouche at upper left identifying locations of note within the town.
Shows the position of the troops of "Major General Braddock", "Sir Peter Halkett" and "Colonel Dunbars".
Shows and names Fort Frederick.
Shows roads to New York, Fort Edward and "Nestagaunaugh".
Shows the "Maner House of Renslearwyck" (Manor of Rensselaerswyck, Manor Rensselaerswyck, Van Rensselaer Manor, or Rensselaerswyck).
With a compass in the Hudson River orienting north to the top of the map.
Titled "A drawn Plan of the City of Albany, by Thos. Sowers, Eng.r 1756" 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 the city of Albany;" shewing designs for fortifications, the encampments of the British troops under M.-General Braddock, Sir Peter Halkett and Col. Dunbar; drawn by Thos. Sowers, engr., 1756, on a scale of 400 feet to an inch: 3 f. x 1 f. 6 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 44 x 89 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987676
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