A PLAN of FORT FREDERIC situate on the South Side of LAKE CHAMPLAIN and on the West Side of Wood CREEK built within the bounds of the Province of New York by the French anno Domini 1731/32


A PLAN of FORT FREDERIC situate on the South Side of LAKE CHAMPLAIN and on the West Side of Wood CREEK built within the bounds of the Province of New York by the French anno Domini 1731/32

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Title:
A PLAN of FORT FREDERIC situate on the South Side of LAKE CHAMPLAIN and on the West Side of Wood CREEK built within the bounds of the Province of New York by the French anno Domini 1731/32
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1755–1759
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Crown Point--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--New York (State)--Crown Point--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Saint Frederic (Crown Point, 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 YorkEssex (county)Crown Point (cape)
Notes:
Previous British Library cataloguing has dated the map between 1731 and 1732, which in fact refers to the date the fort was built by the French. A date of between 1755, when the fort was identified by the British as an objective in their forthcoming military campaigns, and 1759, when the fort was destroyed, is more accurate.
Relief is shown pictorially.
Shows the windmill.
With a list of references (A to M) at lower left identifying locations of note within the fort and its environs, accompanied by further textual remarks about the fort and its defences.
"Pin pricks" are evident on the map's verso, indicating it has been copied directly from another.
Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort Frederic, or Crown Point, on the South side of Lake Champlain, and on the West side of Wood Creek, said to be built by the French, 1731/2" 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 "plan of Fort Frederic (Crown Point), situate on the south side of Lake Champlain, and on the west side of Wood Creek, said to be built within the bounds of the province of New York, by the French, 1731/2:" 1 f. 6 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 47 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987781
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