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PLAN of the City of ALBANY Shewing the Several works & Buildings made there in the Years 1756 & 57


Former owner

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


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




Scale approximately 1:2,400




British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • 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
  • Albany
  • Albany (county)
  • Fort Frederick (historical)
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 34 x 43 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).
  • Relief is shown by shading.
  • The title appears on a scroll at lower right, accompanied by a lettered list of references (A to N) identifying locations within Albany.
  • "Scale of 200 feet to a inch" also appears in the title scroll.
  • Shows (but does not name) Fort Frederick with the recent modifications to its defences.
  • A similarly titled map (although decorated) may be found in The National Archives (MPH 1/5/7), also listed in Penfold, P. A. (editor) Maps and Plans in the Public Record Office: 2. America and West Indies, entry 2648.
  • Titled "A drawn plan of the City of Albany, shewing the several works and buildings made ther in the years 1756 and 57" 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 the several works and buildings made there in the years 1756 and 57;" drawn on a scale of 200 feet to an inch; 1 f. 5 in. x 1 f. 1 1/2 in. Two copies' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum. [the "two copies" listed here are two separate manuscript maps in different hands now catalogued separately - see Maps K.Top.121.43.].



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