PROJECT for taking POST at CROWN POINT


PROJECT for taking POST at CROWN POINT

Item Information

Title:
PROJECT for taking POST at CROWN POINT
Cartographer:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
May 13.th 1774 by John Montresor.
Date:
1774
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
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:
Relief is shown by shading.
With a "Scale for the Plan 40 feet to an inch" at lower right.
A textual note at lower left reads "That part of the Design colour'd yellow shews what is proposed. The red what is already."
The new proposals include officers' pavillions, soldiers barracks and two instances of a "Bog House".
With an inset cross section at the top of the map at a scale of 8 feet to an inch (1:96).
The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan hold another copy of this map (Map Division M-1298. Maps 4-L-22.). It is also dated May 13th 1774 and signed by John Montresor. However, the name "Wm. Brasier Dealit." is also given at lower right.
The National Archives also hold a copy of the map. "1 item (enclosure to General Haldimand's letter of 1 June 1774) extracted from CO 5/91 (f 317). New York. 'Project for taking Post at Crown Point 13th. May 1774 by John Montresor Commdg. Engr. at N. York. Copy. W. Brasier Delt. 29th May 1774': plan and section of a fort showing work done and proposed. Scales: 1 inch to 40 feet (plan); 1 inch to 8 feet (section). Compass indicator" with the reference MPG 1/355.
A “Project for taking Post at Crown Point, 13th May 1774” is also held by the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan (Map Division M-1298. Maps 4-L-22.) and is featured in their online exhibition "The Geometry of War: Fortification Plans from 18th-century America" at http://www.clements.umich.edu/exhibits/online/geometry_of_war/geoamberina.php (viewed 2014).
Titled "A drawn Project for taking Post at Crown Point, May 13th, 1774: by I. Montresor" 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 "project for taking post at [the Grenadier redoubt near] Crown Point, May 13th, 1774: by John Montresor;" drawn on a scale of 40 feet to an inch, with section on a scale of 8 feet to an inch: 1 f. 8 in. x 1 f. 1 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 ; 50 x 34 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:480
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987788
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