Plan of the City and Fortress of LOUISBOURG Surrendered to his Britanick Majesty by Capitulation the 17 June 1745. to Lieut. Genl. Pepperel and Commodore Warren after 55 Days Blockade and 42 days open Trenches


Plan of the City and Fortress of LOUISBOURG Surrendered to his Britanick Majesty by Capitulation the 17 June 1745. to Lieut. Genl. Pepperel and Commodore Warren after 55 Days Blockade and 42 days open Trenches

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Title:
Plan of the City and Fortress of LOUISBOURG Surrendered to his Britanick Majesty by Capitulation the 17 June 1745. to Lieut. Genl. Pepperel and Commodore Warren after 55 Days Blockade and 42 days open Trenches
Cartographer:
Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759
Contributor:
Warren, Peter, Sir, 1703-1752
Name on Item:
Drawn on the spot by J°n. Henry Bastide Engineer in Ordinary.
Date:
1745
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
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:
Relief is shown pictorially on the map.
"References for the Attacks" appear as a lettered key (a-h) and upper left.
The scale appears in a surround at lower left where 2 5/8 inch is equal to 200 toises or Fathoms. A note adds "French scale Answering to near 500 feet to an Inch".
Shows batteries, trenches and magazines.
Titled 'A drawn plan of the City and Fortress of Louisbourg, by I. H. Bastide, Engr.' 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 the city and fortress of Louisbourg, "surrendered to H.B.M. by capitulation, the 17th June, 1745; to Lt.-Gen. Pepperel and Commodore Warren, after 55 days' blockade and 42 days open trenches; drawn on the spot by John Henry Bastide, engineer in ordinary," on a scale of 80 toises to an inch: 1 f. 10 in. x 1 f. 5 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 ; 44 x 56 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:5,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987919
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