PLAN DU FORT AUGUSTA


PLAN DU FORT AUGUSTA

Item Information

Title:
PLAN DU FORT AUGUSTA
Cartographer:
Meyer, Elias, -1766
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
Elias Meyer Reg.t au Royal Américain 1756.
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Shamokin--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Augusta (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Shamokin (Pa.)--Maps--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)Shamokin
PennsylvaniaNorthumberland (county)Sunbury
Notes:
Echelle de 144 pieds d'Angleterre at lower right.
Short lettered key (A-G) identifying locations within the fort at upper right.
Profile line on map marked "A-B" relates to the "Profil coupé" at Maps K.Top.122.11.b.
Elias Meyer was sent to plan the strengthening of Fort Augusta - see “To Benjamin Franklin from William Clapham, 8 September 1756,” Founders Online, National Archives (http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Franklin/01-06-02-0231, ver. 2014-02-12). Source: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, vol. 6, April 1, 1755, through September 30, 1756, ed. Leonard W. Labaree. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1963, pp. 501–502.
Meyer was responsible for other maps of forts in Pennsylvania in 1760 and 1761 - see reference MPHH 1/346 at The National Archives, Kew.
Titled "Plan et Profil dessinés du Fort Augusta; par le Lieut. E. Meyer, 1756" 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 du Fort Augusta;" drawn by Elias Meyer, lieut. in the Royal American regiment, 1756, on a scale of 62 feet to an inch: 1 f. 6 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.
Fort Augusta in located in present-day Sunbury in Pennsylvania, an area previously known as Shamokin to Native Americans.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 35 x 45 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:460
Language:
French
Catalog Record:
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