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The Seven Years War (1756-63)

Manuscript and printed maps and views, correspondence and journals from the first global war


Sketch of Ticonderoga, 1759 (Ticonderoga, New York, USA) 43°50'55"N 73°25'24"W


Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale | RCIN 732106

A plan of attack on Ticonderoga, July 1759. French and Indian War (1754-63). Oriented with east to top. 

A hurried sketch, not to scale; for example, the distance written to the space between the line of contravallation and the abbatis is stated to be ¾ of a mile, while the same amount of space between the contravallation and the camp is just 120 ft. The detail is similar to RCIN 732105 which, however, lacks an indication of the abbatis. This sketch has all the immediacy of a plan worked out on the spot.

  • ? William Eyres (d. 1764) (draughtsman)


  • Watermark: The crowned monogram GR, wreath to each side, the whole in a circle

    Mark, stamped: 881

    Condition: four fold lines; trimmed to an irregular shape. Verso: surface dirt on outside panels of folds

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    18.3 x 30.1 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Project for the Attack of Tiondaroga proposed to be put / in Execution as near as the Circumstances and Ground / will admit of. [top right]


    George III heading: Ticonderoga 24 July 1759.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Ticonderoga A drawn Project for the Attack of Ticonderoga under General Amherst in July 1759, proposed to be put in execution as near as circumstances and ground will admit.

  • Subject(s)

    Ticonderoga, New York, USA (43°50'55"N 73°25'24"W)

Page revisions

  • 11 July 2024