[A sketch map of the proposed battery (?) on Jekyll Island (?)]


[A sketch map of the proposed battery (?) on Jekyll Island (?)]

Item Information

Title:
[A sketch map of the proposed battery (?) 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.b. / 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).
This sketch of the battery (?) is repeated more formally at Maps K.Top.122.71.b.
Nomenclature in faint pencil.
Shows "A Scale of 100 Feet" at the bottom of the map.
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 : manuscript pen and ink over pencil ; 28 x 33 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:160
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004867665
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