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Charles Rivez (active 1758)

Lake George, 1758

A Map / Of the Retrenched Camp at Lake George / in / 1758 c.1758

Pencil, pen, ink and grey wash on two pieces of paper, joined; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:4,800 approx. | RCIN 732068

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A map of the British encampment at Lake George in June and July 1758. French and Indian War (1754-63). Oriented with south-west to top (cardinal points). 

The old French lines from 1757 are indicated together with the outlines of the old Fort William Henry. The encamped numbered regiments are the 42nd, 46th, 55th, 44th, 1st and 4th Battalions Royal Americans and 27th. Outposts of the Advanced Guard, Provincial Light Infantry, Major Rogers's encampment, and the road to Fort Edward are also indicated. The location of this encampment is at the southern end of Lake George at approximately 43°25'N 73°42'W.

  • Charles Rivez (active 1758) (draughtsman) [bottom centre, after scale statement:] by Charles Rivez.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 855

    Condition: no fold lines; creased; brown stains. Verso: foxing and brown stains; bottom left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:4,800 approx. ‘Done by a Scale of 400 Feet to an Inch’.

    35.4 x 36.8 cm (neatline)

    36.2 x 37.5 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A Map / Of the Retrenched Camp at Lake George / in / 1758. [top left]

    Additional text:

    [top left, below title:] NB. All the Regiments unnumbered were Provincials.


    George III heading: Encampment at Lake George in June and July 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] /63. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    George, Lake A drawn Plan of the entrenched camp at Lake George in June and July 1758: by Charles Rivez.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Lake George, New York, USA (43°25'33"N 73°42'54"W)

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