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Plan of the HARBOUR and FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG / The Harbour Survey'd by Capt. Phil: Durell The Town & Fortifications by I.H. Bastide Engineer for Nova Scotia.

Philip Durell, -1766, cartographer.

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  • Title:
    Plan of the HARBOUR and FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG / The Harbour Survey'd by Capt. Phil: Durell The Town & Fortifications by I.H. Bastide Engineer for Nova Scotia.
  • Author: Philip Durell, -1766, cartographer.
  • Contributor: John Henry Bastide approximately 1700-1770.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Austrian Succession, War of, 1740-1748 -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Military maps -- Early works to 1800; United States -- History -- King George’s War, 1744-1748 -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Louisbourg (N.S.) -- History -- Siege, 1745 -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Louisbourg (N.S.) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Early maps;
    Dewey: 912.7169
  • Production Details: [Louisbourg?] : The Harbour Survey'd by Capt. Phil: Durell The Town & Fortifications by I.H. Bastide Engineer for Nova Scotia, [about 1745.]
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 004987917
  • Notes: Sketch map for Maps K.Top.119.89. with a date of 1745 on the source.
    Shows title in a surround at upper right.
    "References to the Town" (A-L) appear in a surround at lower right and include batteries, bastions and the hospital.
    The scale is given at lower right.
    Error to scale. 2 1/2 inches is equal to 1/4 mile, but 1/2 mile is not 5 inches.
    Sounding depths and textual notes to aid navigation are given in the harbour.
    The lighthouse is depicted pictorially.
    Evidence of a grid system in pencil.
    Titled 'A drawn Plan of the Harbour and Fortifications of Louisbourg; the Harbour surveyed by Capt. Philip Durell, the Town and Fortifications by I. H. Bastide Engr' 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 drawn "Plan of the Harbour and Fortifications of Louisbourg; the Harbour surveyed by Capt. Philip Durell; the Town and Fortifications by J.H. Bastide, engineer for Nova Scotia; drawn on a scale of 600 feet to an inch: 2 f. 4 in. x 1 f. 8 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 over pencil ; 51 x 72 cm; Scale approximately 1:6,336
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.119.88.2. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.119.88.2. is bound in a green-spined guard volume. With some staining and ink smudging to the left side. Stamp of the British museum in yellow (?) appears in the left corner. Laid on linen. Verso has the manuscript addition of a pressmark "CXIX/88-2" and "Louisbourg" in pencil, and "Plan of Louisburg" by an older hand in ink.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: [CR] CXIX.88.2.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.119.88.2.
  • UIN: BLL01004987917

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