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[A map of Lake George from Fort William Henry to Ticonderoga]

Metadata

Former owner

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

Donor

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

Contributor

Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795

Date

1756

Scale

Scale approximately 1:140,000

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Lakes--New York (State)--George, Lake (Lake)--Maps, Manucript--Early works to 1800
  • George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort William Henry (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Essex (county)
  • Fort Ticonderoga
  • Fort William Henry
  • George, Lake
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States
  • Warren (county)
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 37 x 33 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 1756 is attributed to this map as Fort William Henry's construction was ordered in 1755 and the fort was destroyed in 1757.
  • "A Scale of Miles" is given at lower right where 10 miles is equal to 4 1/2 inches.
  • With a lettered key (A-G) at lower right identifying locations of note including the "Canadian Encampment".
  • With a decorative compass rose surmounted by a fleur de lys orienting north to the top of the map.
  • Shows Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga.
  • Includes a note "Where Rogers carried his boats across".
  • Shows the track of a possible road.
  • Compare with Maps K.Top.121.26 in a similar hand.
  • Titled "A drawn plan of Lake 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 colored plan of Lake George, from Fort Wm. Henry to Tienderoge, shewing proposed roads of communication; drawn about 1756, on a scale of 2 1/5 miles to an inch: 1 f. 3 in. x 1 f. 1 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
  • Copy at Maps K.Top.121.22. is vound in a green-spined guard volume. With the manuscript addition in pencil of the pressmark "CXXI/22" and "Lake George" at lower left and a very small "24" at upper right. The verso displays the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower left and the manusript addition in ink of "America". Uk
  • Copy at Maps K.Top.121.22. digitised 2014 The British Library King's Topographical Collection pda Uk

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