PLAN of Fort EDWARD


PLAN of Fort EDWARD

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of Fort EDWARD
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Cartographer:
Bartman, George
Cartographer:
Gordon, Harry, -1787
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:
Previous British Library cataloguing attributes a date of about 1755.
Relief is shown by shading.
Shows sounding depths in the Hudson River.
Shows part of present-day Rogers Island.
With a scale of 400 feet, 50 to an inch.
Copied from Harry Gordon and George Bateman's (signed) map of the same (Maps K.Top.121.60.) - although this map appears to be in a different hand.
The title appears centrally at the top of the map with lettered references below. A note reads that the yellow identifies "the Works that have been lately done".
Includes three inset cross sections beneath the title of views through the fort.
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 "Another copy of the preceding, on the same scale and size" where the preceding is 'A colored "plan of Fort Edward;" drawn about the end of 1755, by Harry Gordon and Geo. Bartman, engineers; on a scale of 50 feet to an inch: 3 f. 9 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 ; 46 x 116 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:600
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01016739360
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