A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG


A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG

Item Information

Title:
A 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
Name on Item:
The Harbour Survey'd by Capt. Philip Durell. The Fortifications by Capt. Henry Bastide Anno 1745.
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:
Shows relief pictorially.
Shows the title in a decorative surround at upper left.
Shows a lettered explanation (A-Q, and with notes) at upper right identifying locations of note and numbering guns.
The scale is given in a decorative surround at lower right.
Error to scale. 2 1/2 inches is equal to 1/4 mile, but 1/2 mile is not 5 inches.
Sounding depths and textual notes to aid navigation are given in the harbour.
The lighthouse is depicted pictorially.
A sketch for this map is also located in the King's Topographical Collection - see Maps K.Top.119.88.2.
The Manuscripts Division of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan holds a manuscript map (Maps 4-B-17 - see Brun 32) with a similar title, "apparently from Peter Warren Papers though stamped as from Gage Papers". See also a map in the R.U.S.I. collection (Add. Ms. 57,702.10.) for another example.
Titled 'A drawn Plan of the Harbour and Fortifications of Louisbourg; the Harbour surveyed by Capt. Philip Durell, the Town and Fortifications by Capt. Henry Bastide, 1745' 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 colored "Plan of the Harbour and Fortifications of Louisbourg; the Harbour surveyed by Capt. Philip Durell; the Fortifications by Capt. Henry Bastide, 1745;" shewing the trenches, batteries, and encampments at the siege; drawn on a scale of 600 feet to an inch: 2 f. 5 in. x 1 f. 8 in.' 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 with watercolour ; 52 x 73 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:6,300
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01016745366
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