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A SKETCH of LAKE ONTARO between OSWEGO and NIAGARA and from thence up the River to the upper End of the Carrying Place

Metadata

Cartographer

Sowers, Thomas

Former owner

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Date

[ca. 1758]

Name on Item

Thomas Sowers Eng.r.

Publisher

Thomas Sowers Eng.r,

Scale

Scale not given

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Navigation--Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • North and Central America
  • Ontario, Lake
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with wash ; 11 x 50 cm, on sheet 23 x 60 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 from previous British Library cataloguing.
  • Relief is shown by shading.
  • Shows title in a decorative cartouche at lower left.
  • Shows text "REMARKS" regarding navigating Lake Ontario in a simple surround above the map.
  • Shows Fort Niagara and Fort Ontario as a pentagon (supporting 1758 as the earliest possible date of production).
  • Shows "Falls of Niagara".
  • Copy at Add Ms 57,708.8. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXXIII. Shows manuscript addition of "8" in pencil at upper right. Shows "A 59" in pencil at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "18". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 2". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/95" and repeated in pencil. Paper watermark is partial and shows a diagonal stripe within a shield.

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