[Fort Bedford, on the Juniata Creek]

[Fort Bedford, on the Juniata Creek]
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[Fort Bedford, on the Juniata Creek]
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Bedford--Maps, Mansucript--Early works to 1800
Fort Bedford (Bedford, Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Bedford (county)Bedford
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 64 x 47 cm
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Scale approximately 1:885
Catalog Record:
Date attributed - Fort Bedford was built in 1758.
Relief shown by shading.
North oriented to the bottom of the map.
With a "Scale for the Plan" and a "Scale for the Profil" in feet at lower left.
"Section thro' A,B" shown lower centre and marked on the map. Scale approximately 1:240.
Shows "Juniata Creek".
Shows "Store-house", "Hospitals", "Suters Houses" (traders' houses) and "Penterarese's" (the buildings of Mr Pendergast, a settler - Stotz).
The unusual use of "Penterarese's" on this map is referenced in the April 1843 edition of the American Pioneer and in the September 21st 1906 edition of The Bedford Gazette.
This manuscript map could be the source for a printed map of Fort Bedford which appeared in "A SET of PLANS and FORTS IN AMERICA, Reduced from Actual Surveys", first published in 1763. A copy of the second edition of the work published by Mary Ann Rocque (1765) may be found in the King's Topographical Collection (118.a.22.). Letters from Mary Ann Rocque to Lord Bute, who advised George III's early collecting, are known to exist in the Mount Stuart archives (Peter Barber - Head of Cartographic and Topographic Materials at the British Library). The printed map repeats the labels from this manuscript, including the unusual use of "Penterarese's".
Titled "A drawn View of Fort Bedford in Pennsylvania" 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 Bedford, on the Juniata Creek; drawn on a scale of 70 feet to an inch, with section on a scale of 20 feet to an inch: 1 f. 7 in. x 1 f. 1 1/2 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Fort Bedford located in present-day Bedford in Pennsylvania.