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[A colored map of the route between Albany and Oswego; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 miles to an inch]

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Former owner

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

Donor

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

Date

1756

Scale

Scale approximately 1:126,720

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Rivers--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fortification--New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • New York (State)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Mohawk River (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Mohawk
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 4 sheets : joined and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 230 x 48 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
  • Title and date taken from the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
  • Shows scales at top and bottom as "A scale of 10 miles" where two miles is equal to one inch.
  • Compass arrows orient north to the right of the map.
  • Shows forts.
  • Shows settlements, with some individual properties named.
  • Shows carrying places.
  • Shows overland routes.
  • A note at Wood Creek on the map reads "... Col. Broadhurst had the Creek cleared up from the old Trees & a Dam made just above where the Batteaux take in their loading, so that the carrying place is only now one English mile".
  • A note just south of Wood Creek on the map reads "The Hook digged through in 1730".
  • Titled "A drawn Map of the Country between Albany and Oswego. Three sheets" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
  • Titled "a colored map of the route between Albany and Oswego; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 miles to an inch: 7 f. 8 in. x 1 f. 7 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
  • Shows the route along the Mohawk River and Oswego River from Albany to Fort Oswego.

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