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[A map of the southern part of the Lake Champlain, from "Tienderoga fort" to Crown Point]

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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 1:14,400

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Champlain, Lake--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Crown Point (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Champlain, Lake
  • Essex (county)
  • Fort Ticonderoga
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 8 sheets : joined and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 50 x 179 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
  • Previous British Library cataloguing has attributed a date of about 1758. The depiction of two forts at Crown Point (one in outline only and drawn with canons) suggests a later date of about 1759 after the destruction of Fort Saint-Frédéric.
  • Relief is shown by shading.
  • With a scale of 400 yards to one inch shown along the bottom of the map.
  • Shows forts.
  • Shows roads.
  • With north oriented to the right of the map.
  • Titled "A drawn Plan of the Southern part of Lake Champlain. Four 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 plan of the southern part of Lake Champlain, from "Tienderoga fort" to Crown Point; drawn about 1758, on a scale of 400 yards to an inch: 6 f. x 1 f. 8 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.

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