PLAN OF FORT LIGONIER with Part of the RETRANCHMENT


PLAN OF FORT LIGONIER with Part of the RETRANCHMENT

Item Information

Title:
PLAN OF FORT LIGONIER with Part of the RETRANCHMENT
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1758
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Fort Ligonier--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Ligonier (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaWestmoreland (county)Ligonier
Notes:
Previous British Library cataloguing attributed a date of between 1750 and 1763. Fort Ligonier was built in 1758.
Relief shown pictorially and by shading.
With a "Scale of 30 feet to a Inch" below the title at upper left.
With a "Section thro' A.B." at upper right (also marked on the map) at a scale of five feet to one inch (1:60).
With a lettered key (C-G) at centre left identifying locations within the fort.
North is oriented to the left of the map and is indicated by a directional arrow at lower left.
Names "LOYAL HANSON CREEK".
Compare with Maps K.Top.122.15. - the map shows "the same" cartographic detail, at the same scale, by a different hand.
Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort Ligonier, with part of the Retrenchment" 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 Ligonier, with part of the retranchment;" drawn on a scale of 30 feet to an inch, with section on a scale of 5 feet to an inch: 2 f. 2 in. x 1 f. 7 in. (Two copies)' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum [the second copy referenced above is Maps K.Top.122.15.].
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 48 x 65 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:360
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987655
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