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A PLAN of FORT CUMBERLAND on Will's CREEK & POTOMACK River with a View of the Store Houses belonging to the OHIO COMPANY on the Other Side of the River


Former owner

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


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


Ohio Company (1747-1779)




Scale approximately 1:960




British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • Military art and science--Cumberland (Md.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fort Cumberland (Cumberland, Md.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Potomac River--Maps, manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Allegany (county)
  • Cumberland
  • Maryland
  • North and Central America
  • Potomac
  • United States

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 31 x 39 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 shown by shading.
  • North oriented to the bottom of the map, indicated by a central compass rose.
  • Title in a decorative cartouche at lower centre.
  • Includes a short lettered key and a brief description of the fort's construction at lower right.
  • Scale at lower right - "One tenth of an Inch = 8 feet in the Fort and Barracks".
  • A central note on the map reads "The Virginia Troops are here Encamped about 120 Officers included. 12 Feb.ry 1755".
  • The store houses of the Ohio Company on the opposite bank of the Potomac River (in Virginia) are depicted in profile.
  • Titled "A drawn Plan of Fort Cumberland on Will's Creek and Potomack River" 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 plan of Fort Cumberland, on Will's Creek and Potomack River, with a view of the store houses belonging to the Ohio Company on the other side of the river," and shewing where the Virginia troops were encamped, 12 Feb., 1755; drawn on a scale of 80 feet to an inch: 1 f. 3 in. x 12 1/2 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topograhpical drawings in the British Museum.



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