[An outline plan of the harbour and fortifications of Louisbourg]


[An outline plan of the harbour and fortifications of Louisbourg]

Item Information

Title:
[An outline plan of the harbour and fortifications of Louisbourg]
Cartographer:
Durell, Philip, -1766
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770
Date:
1745
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Austrian Succession, War of, 1740-1748--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military maps--Early works to 1800
United States--History--King George’s War, 1744-1748--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Louisbourg (N.S.)--History--Siege, 1745--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Louisbourg (N.S.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNova Scotia (province)Louisbourg
Notes:
Untitled manuscript map of Louisbourg harbour showing the town and fortifications.
Depicting the same area, on the same scale and on the same paper as the manuscript "Plan of the HARBOUR and FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG The harbour Surv'd by Capt. Philip Durell The Town and fortifications by J.H.Bastide Engineer for Nova Scotia", also in the King's Topographical Collection (see Maps K.Top.119.88.2.).
Scale bar at lower right has no data but scale approximately 1:6,300 (data derived from Maps K.Top.119.88.2. - at the same scale).
Shows fortifications and batteries.
Lighthouse shown pictorially.
Includes a decorative compass rose in the harbour with emanating rhumb lines.
Includes sounding depths.
Titled 'A drawn Plan of the Harbour and Fortifications of Louisbourg' 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 'An outline plan of the harbour and fortifications of Louisbourg; on a scale of 6 1/2 inches to a mile: 2 f. 4 1/2 in. x 1 f. 8 1/2 in' 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, manuscript pen and ink ; 53 x 73 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987916
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