Sketch of Fort Brewerton at the The West End of Onide Lake


Sketch of Fort Brewerton at the The West End of Onide Lake

Item Information

Title:
Sketch of Fort Brewerton at the The West End of Onide Lake
Cartographer:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1759
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--New York (State)--Brewerton--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--New York (State)--Brewerton--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Brewerton (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkOnondaga (county)Brewerton
Notes:
Previous British Library cataloguing has attributed a date of about 1756. However, the fort was constructed in 1759 - http://www.fortbrewerton.org/history.htm.
Relief is shown by shading.
With a "Scale 100 feet to an Inch" at lower right.
With a "Profil throu A, B," at a "Scale 10 feet to an Inch" (1:120).
This manuscript map could be the source for a printed map of Fort Brewerton which appeared in "A SET of PLANS and FORTS IN AMERICA, Reduced from Actual Surveys", first published by Mary Ann Rocque in 1763. A copy of the second edition of the work (1765) may be found in the King's Topographical Collection (118.a.22.). Two letters from Mary Ann Rocque to Lord Bute, who advised George III's early collecting, are known to exist in the Mount Stuart archives (Peter Barber - Head of Cartographic and Topographic Materials at the British Library).
Titled "A drawn Sketch of Brewerton, at the West end of Onide Lake" 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 tinted "sketch of Fort Brewerton, at the west end of Onide Lake;" drawn about 1756, on a scale of 100 feet to an inch; with profils on a scale of 20 feet to an inch: 1 f. 3 in. x 1 f." 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 ; 30 x 38 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987700
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