A PLAN of FORT EDWARD


A PLAN of FORT EDWARD

Item Information

Title:
A PLAN of FORT EDWARD
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Rogers’ Rangers
Date:
1757
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 1757 is attributed to the map as the key includes references to "last Summer 1756".
Relief is shown by shading.
With four inset profiles at upper left detailing profiles through the fort at a scale of 20 feet to an inch (1:240).
With a list of references (G to V) beneath the title detailing the existing and proposed works.
The references include mention of the "rangers" - Rogers' Rangers.
Colour on the map is used to highlight the existing (red) and proposed (yellow) works.
Titled "A drawn Plan 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 Fort Edward," shewing what was built up to the summer of 1756, and what remained to be done; drawn on a scale of 50 feet to an inch; with profils on a scale of 20 feet to an inch 2 f. 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 : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 47 x 61 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:600
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987748
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