A Plan of the Wooden Peer built in Lake George by Col. Bagly in novemb:r 1756 Which he charged Genr:l Winslow 60:L for


A Plan of the Wooden Peer built in Lake George by Col. Bagly in novemb:r 1756 Which he charged Genr:l Winslow 60:L for

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Title:
A Plan of the Wooden Peer built in Lake George by Col. Bagly in novemb:r 1756 Which he charged Genr:l Winslow 60:L for
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Contributor:
Bagley, Jonathan, 1717-1780
Contributor:
Abercrombie, James, 1732-1775
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
Piers--New York (State)--George, Lake (Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--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:
With a scale of 100 feet where 23 feet are equal to one inch.
Shows a bird's-eye view (from above) and a side profile of the pier.
The location of the pier is unknown but Colonel Bagly was stationed at Fort William Henry in the summer of 1756 - he is mentioned in an article in The Maryland Gazette from August 5th 1756, a digital copy of which is available on www.newspapers.com (viewed January 2014).
Coordinates given for this map are for Fort William Henry.
Captain James Abercrombie is suggested as artist based on stylistic similarities with Maps K.Top.121.23. (with Captain Abercrombie's name on the verso). However, there is some uncertainty about Captain Thomas Abercrombie (see Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers A-D - perhaps attributing some maps to Thomas that were drawn by James?) and Captain James Abercrombie, aide-de-camp to his uncle General James Abercromby (see the Dictionary of Canadian Biography).
Titled "A drawn Plan of the Wooden Pier built in Lake George, by Col. Bagly in Nov. 1756" 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 wooden peer, built in Lake George, by Col. Bagly, in Nov., 1756, which he charged Genl. Winslow £60 for;" drawn on a scale of 23 feet to an inch: 9 in. x 5 1/2 in. in the Catalogue of the manuscript mpas, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 14 x 23 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:278
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987758
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