Sketch of Fort Edward and the proposed improvements


Sketch of Fort Edward and the proposed improvements

Item Information

Title:
Sketch of Fort Edward and the proposed improvements
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1757–1759
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:
Previous British Library cataloguing has dated the map about 1758. Improvements to Fort Edward were carried out between 1756 and 1759, and construction on Rogers Island (shown on this map) took place in 1757 and 1758 - http://www.rogersisland.org/programs/HISTORY%20OF%20FORT%20EDWARD%20AND%20ROGERS%20ISLAND.pdf
With a scale at upper right where 200 yards are equal to one inch.
A compass arrow orients north to the left of the map.
Shows fortifications on Rogers Island.
A note on the map reads "The Fort ought to have been positioned here" - located on the east bank, north of Rogers Island.
Titled "A drawn sketch of Fort Edward and the proposed improvements" 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 "sketch of Fort Edward and the proposed improvements;" drawn about 1758, on a scale of 200 yards to an inch: 1 f. 2 in. x 9 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 grayscale watercolour ; 23 x 36 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:7,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987746
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