Alexander, William, 1726-1783
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Shirley, William, 1694-1771
Eyre, William, active 1755
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drawn by order of His Excellency General Shirley, by Wm. Alexander Secretary.
Scale approximately 1:2,304,000
British Library Collection
Seven Years’ War, 1756-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800,Fortification--Middle Atlantic States--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800,United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800,Middle Atl
North and Central America (continent), United States (country), Iowa (state)
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 36 x 44 cm
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A manuscript note on the map's verso in ink shows "Engin Eyre 1755".,Previous British Library cataloguings dates the map between 1757 and 1758.,Brown dates the map to 1756.,With a scale of "English Miles" at lower right, where 36.36 miles is equal to one inch.,Illustrating "a barrier of fortifications that would keep the French on the other side of the mountains" - Brown.,Shows 47 numbered forts and blockhouses.,Includes two short panels of explanatory text.,Titled "A drawn sketch of the Provinces of New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, and Virginia; shewing the line of Forts lately built on the Frontiers of those Colonies; and their situation with respect to the French Forts on the Ohio and Lake Erie: done by order of H.E. General Shirley by W. Alexander" 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 sketch of the provinces of New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, and Virginia, shewing the line of forts lately built on the frontiers of those Colonies, and their situation with respect to the French forts on the Ohio and Lake Erie; also the route from Albany to Oswego, with the forts built and to be built for its security; drawn by order of H. E. General Shirley, by W. Alexander, secretary;" on a scale of 36 English miles to an inch in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.