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PLAN of FORT GEORGE, on Mount Charity, in BARBADOES

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Surveyor

Walker, Thomas

Former owner

George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820

Donor

George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830

Date

1782

Scale

Scale 1:1,380

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Fortification--Barbados--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Barbados--Defences--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Barbados--History--1775-1783--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Barbados
  • North and Central America
Extent

1 map : ink and watercolour over pencil ; 45 x 57 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes
  • A manuscript map of Barbados, created in the context of American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, by Thomas Walker, Lieutenant of 60th Light Infantry.
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Dedicated to Major General James Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief and Governor of Barbados.
  • Includes a paper flap with remarks regarding positions and power of batteries on the island and giving a description of their defensive properties.
  • Oriented with East at the top.
  • Paper bears two watermarks of a shield with a fleur-de-li surmounted with a crown, number "4" and letters underneath, and "I*VILL[E]DARY".
  • Includes a key.

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