Fort Augusta


Fort Augusta

Item Information

Title:
Fort Augusta
Title (alt.):
Plan of Fort Augusta as first intended
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:
Fort Augusta (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Sunbury (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaNorthumberland (county)Sunbury
Notes:
Includes a descriptive text of the fort and its location at upper right.
Shows measurements of individual barracks within the fort.
Shows latitudinal positions for defences outside the fort.
Shows a well within the fort.
Varying title to map's verso.
Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort Augusta in the Susquehanna Riv." 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 Augusta, on the Susquehanna river, at the junction of the north and west branches; drawn about 1756, on a scale of about 40 feet to an inch: 1 f. 4 in. x 1 f. 1 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 ; 32 x 42 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:528
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987650
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