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Carte Du Lac ontario nouvellement Rellevé avec ces port a grand pois a bitteé Lescadre Engloisse & francoisse Leur gremant Leur Cantité de Canon / faite a frontenac ce 4 octobre 1757 Part Labroquerie.

Pierre Boucher de La Broquerie, cartographer.

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    Carte Du Lac ontario nouvellement Rellevé avec ces port a grand pois a bitteé Lescadre Engloisse & francoisse Leur gremant Leur Cantité de Canon / faite a frontenac ce 4 octobre 1757 Part Labroquerie.
  • Author: Pierre Boucher de La Broquerie, cartographer.
  • Contributor: George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Fortification -- New York (State) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Lakes -- New York (State) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Fort Ontario (N.Y.) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Fort Frontenac (Ont.) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Early maps;
    Dewey: 912.7135
  • Production Details: Frontenac : Labroquerie, 4 octobre 1757.
  • Language: French
  • Identifier: System number: 004987718
  • Notes: Sounding depths are given in the inset harbour plans.
    With a scale at lower right "Echelle de 20 Lieu Marine" where five nautical lieu are equal to one inch.
    The central map of Lake Ontario is oriented with north to the bottom of the map, indicated by a decorative compass rose.
    The map of Lake Ontario is inset with three maps of Fort Ontario, Fort Niagara and Fort Frontenac in three of the four corners, and the map's title is in the fourth corner.
    Inset illustrations of the English and French fleets are given at the top and bottom of the map.
    The French fleet includes "La huralt" (Hurault) of whom Pierre Boucher de la Broquerie was the commanding officer - Malcomson, Robert. Warships of the Great Lakes.
    A nineteenth-century printed copy of the map (about 1890) was published with the title "MAP OF LAKE ONTARIO Showing places on its shores, 1757, with pictures of the English and French fleets on the lake in 1756-7. Also the territory around Fort Frontenac, Cataraqui, near Kingston, Fort Niagara, Fort Ontario, (Oswego). From the original drawing in the British Museum" in an unidentified Canadian work - a catalogue listing from Alexandre Antique Maps in Toronto, Ontario illustrate a copy online at http://www.alexandremaps.com/backoffice/Pictures/m_0_bc4218172f722f9a373d45aa13fc974d_1243453295.jpg (website viewed 2013).
    Titled "Carte dessinée du Lac Ontario, par Labroquerie, 4 Oct.re 1757" 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 "Carte du Lac Ontario, nouvellement rellevé, avec ces port à grend poit abittée, l'escadre Engloisse et Francoisse, leur gremamt, leur cantité de canon; faitte à Frontenac ce 4 Octobre, 1757, par .... Labroqueril;" drawn on a scale of 5 marine leagues to an inch; with charts of the ports of Fort Niagara, Fort Ontario, and Fort Frontenac, on a larger scale: 1 f. 8 in. x 1 f. 4 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
    Citation/references note: British Museum, 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
    Citation/references note: Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum
  • Physical Description: 1 sheet : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 39 x 51 cm; Scale approximately 1:1,093,700
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.14. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.14. is bound in agreen-spined guard volume. Trimmed close with minor loss to the neatline on all sides. The verso has the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower right. A manuscruipt addition in pencil shows "Frame 5. front. Top". A different hand in pencil has added "No 192-5" at upper right.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: [CR] CXXI.14.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.121.14.
  • UIN: BLL01004987718

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