1.r Plan du fort proposé dans l'Ille de S.t Simon pour la deffence de l'Entree du Havre de Jenkins Sownd


1.r Plan du fort proposé dans l'Ille de S.t Simon pour la deffence de l'Entree du Havre de Jenkins Sownd

Item Information

Title:
1.r Plan du fort proposé dans l'Ille de S.t Simon pour la deffence de l'Entree du Havre de Jenkins Sownd
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
Fortification--Georgia--Saint Simons Island--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
GeorgiaGlynn (county)Saint Simons Island (island)
Notes:
Production details from Cumming (third edition - for Maps K.Top.122.73.) 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.
With an "Echelle de mille Toises ou de 6000 pieds" across the top of the map.
The map shows the fort with pointed defences facing the harbour.
A separate paper overlay on the map offers an alternative proposal for the fort and shows rounded defences facing the harbour.
The overlay includes a note in French that the alteration is " ... pour conserver la Maison de M.r le Lieut.t Vollonnel ..." (to conserve the house of the Lieutenant Colonel).
Compare Maps K.Top.122.74. - an enlarged plan also intended to conserve the Lietenant Colonel's quarters.
Points A (by the fort) B (in the harbour) are marked on the map, indicating the distance between the fort and the deepest point of the harbour.
Shows a boundary line around the fort on land.
Compare Maps K.Top.122.73.
Titled "Plan dessiné du Fort proposé dans l'Isle de St. Simon pour la deffence de l'entrée du Havre de Jenkin's Sound" 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 "Plan du fort proposé dans l'Isle de St. Simon pour la deffence de l'entrée du Havre de Jenkins sownd;" drawn by a scale of 100 toises to an inch: 1 f. 4 in. x 1 f. in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
A map of the proposed fort on the southern tip of Saint Simons Island, with the harbour.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 40 x 32 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:7,700
Language:
French
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987600
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