PLAN of the TOWN and FORTIFICATIONS of LOUISBOURG


PLAN of the TOWN and FORTIFICATIONS of LOUISBOURG

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of the TOWN and FORTIFICATIONS of LOUISBOURG
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Cartographer:
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:
Cartographer and place and date of production attributed on stylistic similarities with "A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG The Harbour Survey'd by Capt. Philip Durell. The Fortifications by Capt. Henry Bastide Anno 1745" (Map K.Top.119.89.) and on cartographic similarities with "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 Drawn on the spot by J°n. Henry Bastide Engineer in Ordinary" (Maps K.Top.119.93.).
The lettered "EXPLANATION" (A-I) appears in a surround at lower right identifying places of note including the bastions and hospital.
Scale appears at lower right - "Scale 200 Feet to an Inch".
A compass point with ornamental fleur de lys orients north on the page.
Titled 'A drawn plan of the Town 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 'A colored "Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Louisbourg;" drawn on a scale of 200 feet to an inch: 2 f. 3 in. x 1 f. 6 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 ; 48 x 68 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:2,400
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987927
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