Plan of Fort du Quesne, now Pitsburgh, as it was, before it was Demolish'd


Plan of Fort du Quesne, now Pitsburgh, as it was, before it was Demolish'd

Item Information

Title:
Plan of Fort du Quesne, now Pitsburgh, as it was, before it was Demolish'd
Cartographer:
Pleydell, J. C.
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
1758. J.C. Pleydell.
Date:
1758
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Fort Duquesne--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Duquesne (Pa.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaAllegheny (county)Pittsburgh
Notes:
With a "Scale for the Plan, 400 Feet" and a "Scale for the Profile, 60 Feet" at lower centre.
Inset with a sectional profile of the fort wall (scale approximately 1:720).
Shows a lettered key (A-D) identifying locations within the fort at lower right including "C - Powder Magazine, Intended to have been Blown up, but the Match went out, before it reach'd the Powder".
Compare with Maps K.Top.122.18. - a similar map by a different hand.
Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort du Quesne, now Pittsburgh, as it was before it was demolished, 1758, by I.C. Pleydell" 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 Fort du Quesne (now Pittsburg), as it was before it was demolished, 1758;" drawn by J.C. Pleydell, on a scale of 100 feet to an inch, with profil on a scale of 20 feet to an inch: 1 f. 4 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (Two copies)' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 25 x 42 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987646
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