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A, PLAN of the Ground Defined to be Fortified at OSWEGO

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Former owner

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Date

[1759]

Publisher

[producer not identified]

Scale

Scale approximately 1:1,800

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Fortification--New York (State)--Oswego--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military art and science----New York (State)--Oswego--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort Ontario (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Fort Ontario
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • Oswego
  • Oswego (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 61 x 30 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
  • Relief shown by shading.
  • Shows title in simple surround at lower right incorporating a lettered key (A-E) - A is the "Designed Pentagon" of the fort and B is the alternative design, "a Square which may be put on the Ground". Both are illustrated by means of a pastedown flap showing the square design with the pentagon design on the map beneath.
  • Shows gardens outside the fort.
  • Shows scale bar at lower centre (600 feet).
  • Previous British Library cataloguing has suggested Charles Rivez as surveyor based on comparison with Add Ms 57,708.5. - Rivez was responsible for surveying the fort after its completion.
  • Copy at Add Ms 57,708.4. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIII. Shows manuscript addition of "4" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 8" in pencil at lower left and "A 30/57" at upper left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "34". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/57". Paper watermark shows a lion holding arrows (?), within a roundel surrounded by text, surmounted by a crown. Countermark shows "LVG".

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