[A coloured chart of the upper part of Lake Erie at Fort Erie and a detailed plan of Fort Erie, together with three cross sectional drawings]


[A coloured chart of the upper part of Lake Erie at Fort Erie and a detailed plan of Fort Erie, together with three cross sectional drawings]

Item Information

Title:
[A coloured chart of the upper part of Lake Erie at Fort Erie and a detailed plan of Fort Erie, together with three cross sectional drawings]
Description:
A manuscript map of Lake Erie within its wider geographical setting together with a detailed plan of the fort itself and three cross sectional drawings. Built under the direction of John Montresor and drawn by Francis Pfister in 1764.
Cartographer:
Pfister, Francis, 1740-1777
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Date:
1764
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military maps--Early works to 1800
Fortification--Erie, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Erie (Ont.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Erie, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Erie, Lake--Defences--Early works to 1800
Places:
Erie, Lake
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Composite sheet comprising 5 separate elements, each with its own scale. The larger map to the right of the sheet shows Fort Erie's situation at the upper end of Lake Erie, drawn at a scale of 900 yards to one inch (1:22,000), with Buffalo Creek named on the opposing side. The left side of the sheet comprises a detailed plan of Fort Erie at the scale of 70 feet to one inch (1:840). In the centre of the sheet are three cross sectional drawings of the fort at the scale of 15 feet to one inch (1:180).
A manuscript note at lower left reads "Built under the direction of John Montresor Engineer 1764".
Titled 'A colored chart of the upper part of Lake Erie ; on a scale of 900 yards to an inch : with a "plan of Fort Erie, built under the direction of John Montresor, engineer, 1764;" on a scale of 200 feet to an inch ; the sections on a scale of 15 feet to an inch ; drawn by Francis Pfister, 1764 : 1 f. 6 in. x 11 in.' in the 'Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum'.
Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort Erie, built under the directions of John Montresor, Engr. 1764 ; drawn by F.Pfister, 1764" 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.
Extent:
2 maps and 3 building cross sections on 1 sheet : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; sheet 28 x 46 cm
Scale:
Scales differ
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987721
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