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  • Title:
    A Draught of Lake George with all the Islands & Soundings.
  • Contributor: P. Jackson Captain, surveyor.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Lakes -- New York (State) -- George, Lake (Lake) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Fort William Henry (N.Y.) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Early maps;
    Dewey: 912.74751
  • Production Details: [Lake George?] : [Captain P. Jackson?], [about 1756.]
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 004987756
  • Notes: Previous British Library cataloguing has attributed a date of about 1760 to this map, but Fort William Henry is depicted and named - the fort's construction was ordered in 1755 and the fort was destroyed in 1757, thus a date of about 1756 is attributed here.
    This manuscript map bears many similarities with the printed inset "A PARTICULAR PLAN OF LAKE GEORGE Surveyed in 1756. BY CAPT. JACKSON" on "A SURVEY OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN including LAKE GEORGE, CROWN POINT AND ST. JOHN /Surveyed by Order of HIS EXCELLENCY MAJOR-GENERAL SR. JEFFERY AMHERST, Knight of the most Hon.ble order of the Bath, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, (now LORD AMHERST) BY WILLIAM BRASSIER, DRAUGHTSMAN. 1762" (London: Printed for Rob.t Sayer & Jn. Bennett, Map and Sea chartsellers No. 53 Fleet Street. as the Act directs, Aug.st 5th 1776) - a copy is held at Maps K.Top.121.18. Both maps show sounding depths and are accompanied by a lettered key identifying similar locations of note including Fort William Henry.
    "A Scale of five miles, three quarters of a mile to one Inch" is given.
    If the map's title is said to appear in a simple surround at upper right, then at lower left is an upside-down lettered key (A-Q) identifying locations of note on the map, many with reference to Fort William Henry.
    A photocopy of this map (Maps K.Top.121.21.) is held by the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières UQTR with OCLC Number: 301652215. The copy is catalogued as having been published in "Ottawa : Archives publiques du Canada, 1975" with responsibility attributed to "[Capt. Jackson]".
    Titled "A draught of Lake George, with all the Islands and Soundings" 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 draught of Lake George, with all the islands and soundings;" drawn about 1760, on a scale of 3/4 mile to an inch: 2 f. x 9 1/2 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 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 60 x 24 cm; Scale approximately 1:47,520
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.21. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.21. is bound in a green-spined guard volume. With the manuscript addition in pencil of the pressmark "CXXI/21" at lower right and a very small "23" at upper right. With evidence of old folds. The verso shows the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower left.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: [CR] CXXI.21.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.121.21.
  • UIN: BLL01004987756

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