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  • Title:
    Fort Edward.
  • 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) -- Fort Edward -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Military art and science -- New York (State) -- Fort Edward -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Fort Edward (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: 912.74749
  • Production Details: [Fort Edward?] : [producer not identified], [about 1755.]
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 016739353
  • Notes: Relief is shown by shading.
    With a "Scale of 600 Yards" at lower right where 600 yards is equal to 4 1/8 inch.
    Shows present-day Rogers Island and the environs of Fort Edward.
    Names "Hudsons River".
    Shows the roads to Fort William Henry and from Albany.
    With a compass orienting north to the top of the map.
    Text follows the title at lower right; "This work is so situate, as not to be nearer than 600 Yards of any Ground higher than that which it stands on, all within that Distance is either on a Level, or lower than it. In it is one Magazine for Powder & the necessary Barracks and Store houses".
    Copied from William Eyre's map of Fort Edward dated 1755? See Maps K.Top.121.55.
    Titled "A drawn Sketch of Fort Edward on Hudson's River, Province of New York" 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 "Another copy of the preceding, on the same scale" where the preceding was 'A "plan of Fort Edward: .... it's designed to contain a garrison of 400 men; there is one magazine for powder, and the necessary barracks and storehouses are now a building; William Eyre, engr., Nov. 13th, 1755;" drawn on a scale of 200 yards to an inch: 9 1/2 in. x 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 ; 32 x 20 cm; Scale approximately 1:5200
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.56. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.121.56. is bound in a green-spined guard volume. With the manuscript addition in pencil of the pressmark "CXXI/56" at lower left. With a small pencil "65" at upper right. The verso has the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower left. With evidence of old folds. The verso has the manuscript addition in ink in a cursive script showing "A Sketch of Fort Edward On Hudsons River - Province of New York North America". The paper bears a watermark showing Britannia, within a roundel surmounted by a crown.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: [CR] CXXI.56.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.121.56.
  • UIN: BLL01016739353

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