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A PLAN of the FORTS MONTGOMERY & CLINTON as taken by his Majesty's Forces under the Command of Gen:l Sir Henry clinton the 6.th of October 1777

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Surveyor

Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801

Associated name

Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

Former owner

Frazer, Sir Augustus Simon, 1776-1835

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Date

[1777]

Name on Item

Surveyed by Major Holland Surveyor Gen:l of the Northern District of North America.

Publisher

Surveyed by Major Holland Surveyor Gen:l of the Northern District of North America,

Scale

Scale approximately 1:6,000

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Fortification--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military art and science--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (Highlands, N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort Clinton (Rockland County, N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Fort Clinton
  • Fort Montgomery
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • Orange (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 38 x 53 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 at upper left including a lettered key (a-o)
  • Map contained within an ink, lined border (forming a frame or mount effect)
  • Shows scale bar at lower right, "Scale of Statute Miles"
  • Shows chains and cables across the Hudson
  • Compare the similar manuscript map: "A plan of the Forts Montgomery & Clinton as taken by His Majesty's forces under the command of Genl. Sr. Henry Clinton the 6th. of Octr. 1777" held by the Library of Congress (Call Number G3804.F5865 1777 .H6)
  • Compare a similar map of forts Montgomery and Clinton, number 14.029a (fiche 497/1), in the King's Military Collection at the Royal Library, Windsor?
  • Copy at Add Ms 27,715.7. Manuscript "7" added in pencil at upper right and "168" (crossed through) at lower centre. Shows a yellow circular label "MC" at lower centre. Manuscript addition in ink at upper right shows "Presented Colonel Augustus Frazer K.C.B. R.A.". Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "23". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/49". Additional labels show "190". Manuscript annotations to verso in ink show "Plan of Forts Montgomery & Clinton".

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