A prospective view of the battle fought near Lake George, on the 8th of Sepr. 1755, between 2000 English, with 250 Mohawks, under the command of Genl. Johnson : & 2500 French & Indians under the command of Genl. Dieskau in which the English were victorious captivating the French Genl. with a number of his men killing 700 & putting the rest to flight
- A prospective view of the battle fought near Lake George, on the 8th of Sepr. 1755, between 2000 English, with 250 Mohawks, under the command of Genl. Johnson : & 2500 French & Indians under the command of Genl. Dieskau in which the English were victorious captivating the French Genl. with a number of his men killing 700 & putting the rest to flight
We Are One" British colonial troops wanted to capture Fort St. Frédéric (Crown Point), a French fortress on Lake Champlain, to gain control of the Lake Champlain corridor. Instead, they claimed victory at Lake George in September 1755. Samuel Blodget, a Massachusetts supplier to the troops, recorded these clashes based on his vantage point and eyewitness accounts. “The First Engagement” depicts the well-trained French troops, with Canadians and Native Americans, ambushing a hastily organized army of British colonists and Native Americans (including Mohawk Chief Hendrick). “The Second Engagement” depicts the failed French attack.
Made in Boston: This unusual plan of the Battle of Lake George was published in London by Thomas Jefferys just months after the events depicted. It is based closely on a plan of similar title engraved in Boston by Thomas Johnston. Cartographic plagiarism was rampant during this era, and though Blodget is credited in the lower-left margin, it is not clear whether Jefferys had obtained his permission to republish the plan. Unlike almost all known examples, this one is remarkable for displaying original color.
- Blodget, Samuel, 1724-1807
- Jefferys, Thomas, -1771
- Name on Item:
Samuel Blodget delin. ; T. Jefferys sculp.
- George Washington's Mount Vernon
- Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon
Lake George, Battle of, N.Y., 1755--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Fort William Henry (N.Y.)--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Lake George (N.Y. : Town)--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
New YorkWarren (county)Lake George
New YorkWarren (county)Fort William Henry (area)
- 2 views on 1 sheet ; 26 x 51 cm.
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Not drawn to scale
- Table of Contents:
A plan of Lymans now called Fort Edward
A plan of Fort William Henry
Relief shown pictorially.
Appears in Jefferys' General topography of North America and the West Indies. London: Printed for Robert Sayer, ... and Thomas Jefferys, 1768.
- Notes (citation):
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Made in Boston" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013-2014.
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.