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A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG

Metadata

Cartographer

Durell, Philip, -1766

Former owner

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

Donor

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

Contributor

Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770

Date

1745

Name on Item

The Harbour Survey'd by Capt. Philip Durell. The Fortifications by Capt. Henry Bastide Anno 1745.

Scale

Scale approximately 1:6,300

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Austrian Succession, War of, 1740-1748--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military maps--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--King George’s War, 1744-1748--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Louisbourg (N.S.)--History--Siege, 1745--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Louisbourg (N.S.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Canada
  • Louisbourg
  • North and Central America
  • Nova Scotia
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 52 x 73 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
  • Shows relief pictorially.
  • Shows the title in a decorative surround at upper left.
  • Shows a lettered explanation (A-Q, and with notes) at upper right identifying locations of note and numbering guns.
  • The scale is given in a decorative surround at lower right.
  • Error to scale. 2 1/2 inches is equal to 1/4 mile, but 1/2 mile is not 5 inches.
  • Sounding depths and textual notes to aid navigation are given in the harbour.
  • The lighthouse is depicted pictorially.
  • A sketch for this map is also located in the King's Topographical Collection - see Maps K.Top.119.88.2.
  • The Manuscripts Division of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan holds a manuscript map (Maps 4-B-17 - see Brun 32) with a similar title, "apparently from Peter Warren Papers though stamped as from Gage Papers". See also a map in the R.U.S.I. collection (Add. Ms. 57,702.10.) for another example.
  • Titled 'A drawn Plan of the Harbour and Fortifications of Louisbourg; the Harbour surveyed by Capt. Philip Durell, the Town and Fortifications by Capt. Henry Bastide, 1745' 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 Harbour and Fortifications of Louisbourg; the Harbour surveyed by Capt. Philip Durell; the Fortifications by Capt. Henry Bastide, 1745;" shewing the trenches, batteries, and encampments at the siege; drawn on a scale of 600 feet to an inch: 2 f. 5 in. x 1 f. 8 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.

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