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[A map showing the northern part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga]

Metadata

Former owner

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

Donor

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

Date

1756

Scale

Scale not given

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Military art and science--New York (State)--George, Lake (Lake)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)--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
  • George, Lake
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour over pencil ; 35 x 30 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 in previous British Library cataloguing and because the map shows Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon) before the 1758 Battle of Carillon.
  • Relief is shown by shading.
  • Fort Ticonderoga is named "Ticonde".
  • The "Advanced Guard" is marked at the entrance to The Narrows on Lake George.
  • Shows a saw mill.
  • A directional pointer surmounted by a fleur de lys orients north to the top of the map.
  • Compare with another map from the King's Topographical Collection in a similar hand (Maps K.Top.121.22.).
  • Titled "A drawn Plan of the Northern part 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 survey of the country between the upper part of Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga; drawn about 1756: 1 f. 2 in. x 1 f." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.

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