CROWN POINT or ST. FREDERICK'S FORT at the head of LAKE CHAMPLAIN and the Mouth of WOOD CREEK


CROWN POINT or ST. FREDERICK'S FORT at the head of LAKE CHAMPLAIN and the Mouth of WOOD CREEK

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Title:
CROWN POINT or ST. FREDERICK'S FORT at the head of LAKE CHAMPLAIN and the Mouth of WOOD CREEK
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
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:
Date attributed due to the map's similarity with Maps K.Top.121.48. where "1759" has been added in ink after the title.
With a "Scale 60 feet to an Inch" across the bottom of the map.
Title appears in a simple surround at lower right.
Shows the windmill and citadel pictorially.
With a simple compass rose in Lake Champlain orienting north to the top of the map.
Compare with Maps K.Top.121.49. - two almost identical copies of the same map in the same hand.
Titled "A drawn Plan of Crown Point or St. Frederick's Fort" 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 "Crown Point, or St. Frederick's Fort, at the head of Lake Champlain and the mouth of Wood Creek, 1759;" drawn on a scale of 60 feet to an inch; 1f. x 8 1/2 in. (Three copies)' 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 ; 22 x 30 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:720
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01016739326
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