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Plan Of the Fort and ATTACK of NIAGARA, and road leading To the ENGLISH Landing place, Also the Action Where the FRENCH were DEFEATED

Metadata

Cartographer

Jones, Quartermaster of the 46th Regiment of Foot

Associated name

Aubry, Charles Philippe, -1770

Associated name

Massey, Eyre, 1st Baron Clarina, 1719-1804

Former owner

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Date

[1759]

Publisher

done by Q.r M.r Jones of the 46:,

Scale

Scale approximately 1:7,200

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • La Belle-Famille, Battle of--New York (State)--Old Fort Niagara--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fortification--New York (State)--Old Fort Niagara--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military art and science----New York (State)--Old Fort Niagara--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • New York
  • Niagara (county)
  • North and Central America
  • Old Fort Niagara
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour, accompanied by 1 additional sheet with alternative title ; 39 x 89 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
  • Date suggested from depiction of Battle of Niagara in July 1759.
  • Relief shown by shading.
  • Shows title across the top of the map.
  • Shows lettered key (A-N) on a scroll, supported by a hand, to centre. Scroll also incorporates statement of responsibility, "done by Q.r M.r Jones of the 46:" and scale statement, "Layd down by a scale of 100 fathoms to an Inch".
  • Shows and names positions of troops around Fort Niagara during the Battle of La Belle Famille.
  • Inset at lower right, within a decorative surround, shows Fort Niagara at a larger scale (not given).
  • Additional sheet shows alternative title (and nothing else): "Encampment of the Troops at the Siege of Niagara, and an Account of the Action between the Corps comanded by Lt Col Massy & Capt: D'Aubry" (no account present).
  • Copy at Add Ms 57,708.10. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIII. Comprises 2 sheets, joined, with an additional sheet attached showing an alternative title. Shows manuscript addition of "10" in pencil at upper right. Laid on archival tissue. Blank green circular label to title sheet. "A 50" and "a 30.53a" in pencil to title sheet. "A30/53A" in blue crayon to map verso. Paper watermark shows a fleur de lys within a shield, with "LVG" beneath.

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