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PLAN, of the CITY, of ALBANY, in the PROVINCE, of, NEW, YORK

Metadata

Cartographer

Sowers, Thomas

Former owner

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

Donor

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

Date

1756

Name on Item

Tho.s Sowers Eng.r 1756.

Scale

Scale approximately 1:4,800

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Fortification--New York (State)--Albany--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military art and science--New York (State)--Albany--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Albany (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort Albany (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Albany
  • Albany (county)
  • Fort Frederick (historical)
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 44 x 89 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
  • Relief is shown by shading.
  • With a "Scale of 400 Feet to an inch" at lower left.
  • The title is given on a central banner with some of the text reversed - to appear as if it is being read "through" the banner.
  • With an extensive list of references (A to Z) within a decorative cartouche at upper left identifying locations of note within the town.
  • Shows the position of the troops of "Major General Braddock", "Sir Peter Halkett" and "Colonel Dunbars".
  • Shows and names Fort Frederick.
  • Shows roads to New York, Fort Edward and "Nestagaunaugh".
  • Shows the "Maner House of Renslearwyck" (Manor of Rensselaerswyck, Manor Rensselaerswyck, Van Rensselaer Manor, or Rensselaerswyck).
  • With a compass in the Hudson River orienting north to the top of the map.
  • Titled "A drawn Plan of the City of Albany, by Thos. Sowers, Eng.r 1756" 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 city of Albany;" shewing designs for fortifications, the encampments of the British troops under M.-General Braddock, Sir Peter Halkett and Col. Dunbar; drawn by Thos. Sowers, engr., 1756, on a scale of 400 feet to an inch: 3 f. x 1 f. 6 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.

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