[A map of Fort Carillon and environs]


[A map of Fort Carillon and environs]

Item Information

Title:
[A map of Fort Carillon and environs]
Cartographer:
Brasier, William
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
W.B.
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--New York (State)--George, Lake (Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Ticonderoga (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 YorkGeorge, Lake
Notes:
Previous British Library cataloguing has combined this and the previous map (Maps K.Top.121.24.) and dated both between 1756 and 1760. However, they are different manuscript maps and as they show the fort named Carillon or Ticonderoga and is under French control it is seemingly before the Battle of Carillon in 1758. Fort William Henry is also named, which was destroyed in 1757.
Compare with Maps K.Top.121.24. - both are signed "WB", for William Brasier who was responsible for a survey of Lake Champlain and Lake George (see Maps K.Top.121.18. for a printed example).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers lists a "WB" responsible for a map of the Hudson River in 1757. Other possibilities for "WB" according to Tooley's Dicitionary of Mapmakers are Lieutenant Bream (who assisted William Brasier with a plan of the Fort at Ticonderoga in 1759) or William Gerard de Brahm. However, William Brasier remains the most likely "WB".
A lettered key (A to L) at upper left identifies locations of note and makes reference to the physical geography of the land around the fort.
Titled "A drawn Plan of the Northern part of Lake George, by W. B." 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 survey of the ground about Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) copied by W.B. from the original; drawn about 1756, by W. B.: 11 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 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 ; 25 x 29 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
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