[Map of Saint Simons and Jekyll Islands with fortifications]


[Map of Saint Simons and Jekyll Islands with fortifications]

Item Information

Title:
[Map of Saint Simons and Jekyll Islands with fortifications]
Cartographer:
Thomas, John, the Elder
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1738
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--Georgia--Saint Simons Island--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Jekyll Island (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Frederica (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
GeorgiaGlynn (county)Saint Simons Island (island)Fort Frederica National Monument (park)
Notes:
Production details from Cumming (third edition) and from a manuscript note in the British Museum catalogue (Maps C.21 bb.3) referencing a letter from Mrs Margaret Davis Cate, 29 July 1955.
Unfinished pen drawings comprising designs for the engraving of the map with the proposed fortifications. Compare additional drawings - Maps K.Top.122.70.b. / Maps K.Top.122.70.c. / Maps K.Top.122.70.d.
Compare the John Thomas, the Younger, manuscript map at the Fort Frederica National Monument. Digital copy online at http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/images/uploads/maps/stsimonsmap2.jpg - viewed April 2014 (Cumming, 246A).
North is oriented to the left of the map.
Shows a blank title cartouche at upper centre, decorated with war imagery.
Shows a vignette depicting wicker production (?) at lower right.
Shows forts (Fort King George in the north, Fort Frederica, and Delegal's Fort and Fort St Simons in the south?).
Shows Frederica Town around Fort Frederica.
Includes an inset plan at upper right with a blank scale bar showing Delegal's Fort and Fort St Simons (?). Names "Old Spanish Garden".
Titled "A drawn Plan of St. Simon's and Jekyll Islands; with Plans and Profiles of the Battery, the Fort and the Redoubt. Four sheets; unfinished" 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 St. Simon's and Jekyll Islands, shewing the position of the forts, redoubts, &c., unfinished. It is on the same scale and size as the preceding" [on a scale of 1 3/5 inch to a mile: 3 f. x 1 f. 7 in. - see Maps K.Top.122.70.] in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined and laid on linen; manuscript pen and ink, in black and red, over pencil ; 47 x 127 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004867666
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