PLAN of the NEW FORT at PITSBURGH November 1759


PLAN of the NEW FORT at PITSBURGH November 1759

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of the NEW FORT at PITSBURGH November 1759
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:
Military art and science--Pennsylvania--Fort Pitt--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Fort Pitt (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:
Relief shown by shading.
"Scale for the Plan, 100 feet to an Inch" at lower right.
Title at upper left.
Lettered key (C-L) at upper right identifying locations with the fort.
Inset with a sectional profile through the fort wall at lower left with its own scale (10 feet to an inch, 1:120).
Compare with Maps K.Top.122.19. - a similar map by a different hand and signed "G. Wright".
Titled "A drawn Plan of the New Fort at Pittsburgh, Nov. 1759" 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 new fort at Pittsburgh, Nov., 1759;" drawn by G. Wright, on a scale of 100 feet to an inch: with profil on a scale of 10 feet to an inch: 2 f. 3 in. x 1 f. 7 1/2 in. (Two copies.)' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map on four sheets : joined (dissected?) and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 50 x 62 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01016682172
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