Plan of the Environs of Fort Edward


Plan of the Environs of Fort Edward

Item Information

Title:
Plan of the Environs of Fort Edward
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1756
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:
A date of about 1756 is attributed to this map as it does not show any construction on Rogers Island, where building took place in 1757 and 1758 - http://www.rogersisland.org/programs/HISTORY%20OF%20FORT%20EDWARD%20AND%20ROGERS%20ISLAND.pdf (viewed 2014).
Relief is shown by shading.
With a scale of "1000 Feet 400 to an Inch" beneath the title.
With a compass orienting north to the top of the map.
Titled "A drawn Plan of the Environs of Fort Edward" 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 "plan of the environs of Fort Edward;" drawn about 1756, on a scale of 400 feet to an inch: 1 f. 11 in. x 1 f. 6 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 58 x 45 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987747
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