A PLAN of FORT De Quesne


A PLAN of FORT De Quesne

Item Information

Title:
A PLAN of FORT De Quesne
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1754–1758
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Fort Duquesne--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Duquesne (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaAllegheny (county)Pittsburgh
Notes:
Date from reference to fort not being finished on the map - Fort Duquesne was built by the French in 1754 (before being demolished in 1758).
"Scale of feet" at lower left.
Title at lower centre drawn on a decorative table.
With a list of references (A-N) and brief text at centre left separated from the map by a foliate surround.
Inset witha "PROFILE of the WALL".
Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort du Quesne" 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 de Quesne" (now Pittsburgh), at the junction of the Ohio and the Monongahela; drawn before the fort was quite finished, on a scale of 40 feet to an inch: 1 f. 2 in. x 11 1/2 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 30 x 36 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:600
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987645
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