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[A map showing the northern part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga].

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  • Title:
    [A map showing the northern part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga].
  • Contributor: George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Military art and science -- New York (State) -- George, Lake (Lake) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Fort Ticonderoga (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
  • Production Details: [Lake George?] : [producer not identified], [about 1756.]
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 004987772
  • Notes: A date of about 1756 is attributed in previous British Library cataloguing and because the map shows Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon) before the 1758 Battle of Carillon.
    Relief is shown by shading.
    Fort Ticonderoga is named "Ticonde".
    The "Advanced Guard" is marked at the entrance to The Narrows on Lake George.
    Shows a saw mill.
    A directional pointer surmounted by a fleur de lys orients north to the top of the map.
    Compare with another map from the King's Topographical Collection in a similar hand (Maps K.Top.121.22.).
    Titled "A drawn Plan of the Northern part of Lake George" 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 survey of the country between the upper part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga; drawn about 1756: 1 f. 2 in. x 1 f." 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 over pencil ; 35 x 30 cm; Scale not given
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.26. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.26. is bound in a green-spined guard volume. A manuscript addition in pencil at lower left shows the pressmark "CXXI/26" and "Lake George" and there is a small "28" at upper right. The verso shows the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower left. There is evidence of repairs to old tears and a manuscript addition in ink at lower right reads "General Plans of Lake George".
  • Obsolete shelfmark: [CR] CXXI.26.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.121.26.
  • UIN: BLL01004987772

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