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PLAN of the NEW FORT at PITSBURGH November 1759.

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  • Title:
    PLAN of the NEW FORT at PITSBURGH November 1759.
  • 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Fort Pitt -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Fort Pitt (Pa.) -- 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: [Fort Pitt?] : [producer not identified], November 1759.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 016682172
  • Notes: Relief shown by shading.
    "Scale for the Plan, 100 feet to an Inch" at lower right.
    Title at upper left.
    Lettered key (C-L) at upper right identifying locations with the fort.
    Inset with a sectional profile through the fort wall at lower left with its own scale (10 feet to an inch, 1:120).
    Compare with Maps K.Top.122.19. - a similar map by a different hand and signed "G. Wright".
    Titled "A drawn Plan of the New Fort at Pittsburgh, Nov. 1759" 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 colored "plan of the new fort at Pittsburgh, Nov., 1759;" drawn by G. Wright, on a scale of 100 feet to an inch: with profil on a scale of 10 feet to an inch: 2 f. 3 in. x 1 f. 7 1/2 in. (Two copies.)' 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
    Citation/references note: Stotz, Charles Morse. Outposts of the war for empire. The French and English in Western Pennsylvania: their armies, their forts, their people, 1749-1764, page 130
  • Physical Description: 1 map on four sheets : joined (dissected?) and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 50 x 62 cm; Scale approximately 1:1,200
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.122.20. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.122.20. Four sheets joined (dissected?) and laid on linen. Oval stamp of the Brititish Museum in yellow at lower right. Manuscript addition in pencil of a small "24" at upper right. Manuscript addition in ink of "Pittsburgh" to verso at lower centre. Pressmark "CXXII/20" added on top of linen.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.122.20.
  • UIN: BLL01016682172

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