[Map and profiles of proposed (?) fortifications on Jekyll Island (?)]


[Map and profiles of proposed (?) fortifications on Jekyll Island (?)]

Item Information

Title:
[Map and profiles of proposed (?) fortifications on Jekyll Island (?)]
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--Jekyll Island--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fortification--Georgia--Jekyll Island--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Jekyll Island (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
GeorgiaGlynn (county)Jekyll Island (island)
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.a. / 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).
Shows proposed (?) plans of a redoubt, fort and battery (from left to right) on Jekyll Island (?).
Shows a profile view of the fort, battery and redoubt across the bottom of the map.
Shows cross sections through the fortifications.
Shows a blank title cartouche, to the right of upper centre, decorated with military imagery.
Includes manuscript annotations in pencil.
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 over pencil ; 47 x 123 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004925109
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