PLAN of FORT EDWARD


PLAN of FORT EDWARD

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of FORT EDWARD
Cartographer:
Eyre, William, active 1755
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
Will: Eyre Eng.r.
Date:
1755
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Fort Edward--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--New York (State)--Fort Edward--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Edward (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 YorkWashington (county)Fort Edward
Notes:
Relief is shown by shading.
With a "Scale of 600 Yards" at lower right where 200 yards is equal to one inch.
Shows present-day Rogers Island and the environs of Fort Edward.
Names the "Hudson River".
With a compass orienting north to the top of the map.
Text follows the title at lower right; "This work is so situate, as not to be nearer than 600 Yards of any Ground higher than that which it stands on; all within that Distance is either on a Level, or lower than it. It's designed to contain a Garrison of 400 Men, there is one Magazine for Powder, and the necessary Barracks and Store however, are now a building".
Compare William Eyre's “Sketch of Fort Edward, Novr. 30th, 1756” in pen and ink, in the Germain Papers of the Map Division at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan (Germain Papers. Map Division, Small Maps 1756.) and included in their online exhibition, "The Geometry of War: Fortification Plans from 18th-century America" http://www.clements.umich.edu/exhibits/online/geometry_of_war/geometry6.php.
Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort Edward, by W. Eyre, Engr. Nov. 13th, 1755" 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 Edward: .... it's designed to contain a garrison of 400 men; there is one magazine for powder, and the necessary barracks and storehouses are now a building; William Eyre, engr., Nov. 13th, 1755;" drawn on a scale of 200 yards to an inch: 9 1/2 in. x 8 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 ; 24 x 20 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:7,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987744
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