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[A map of Lake Champlain and Lake George, showing the route from Fort Edward to Montreal]

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Former owner

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

Donor

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

Date

1759

Scale

Scale approximately 1:380,160

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Champlain, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Champlain, Lake
  • George, Lake
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 3 sheets : joined and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 22 x 65 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
  • A date of about 1759 is attributed to this map. Previous British Library cataloguing has dated the map between 1758 and 1759. However, the map shows and names a fort at "Crown Point" that was built and named by the British in 1759 (not the French named Fort St. Frederic).
  • The map shows and names Fort George, built in 1755, on the southern tip of Lake George and it does not show or name Fort William Henry (destroyed in 1757).
  • Scale given as "Six miles to an Inch" at the lower edge of the map.
  • Shows the route from Fort Edward to Montreal by water and with a pricked line on the map marking the overland passages.
  • Arrows with a distinctive feathered fletching indicated the direction of flow in the waterways.
  • Titled "A drawn Sketch of Lakes Champlain and George" 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 map of Lake Champlain and Lake George, shewing the route from Fort Edward to Montreal; drawn on a scale of 6 miles to an inch: 2 f. 2 in. x 9 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.

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