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Charles Rivez (active 1758)

Ticonderoga, 1758

A Map / from the Landing Place / to / Tienderoga c.1758

Pencil, pen, ink and grey wash on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:21,200 approx. | RCIN 732069

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A map of the area around Fort Ticonderoga, 1758. French and Indian War (1754-63). Oriented with north-east to top (cardinal points). 

The northern end of Lake George is shown with the landing place used by Major Rogers and General Lyman with part of the Provincials together with the four-column march route of the army to Fort Ticonderoga, the location of a skirmish with the French, and the portage route from the landing place to the Saw Mill, and the line of Indian paths.

  • Charles Rivez (active 1758) (draughtsman)

    General John Campbell, 4th Earl Loudon (1705-1782) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 856

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: the remains of a paper mount pasted to each corner

  • Scale: not stated. 1:21,200 approx.

    26.8 x 17.9 cm (neatline)

    27.4 x 18.5 cm (image)

    28.3 x 19.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A Map / from the Landing Place / to / Tienderoga. [top left]


    [top left, below title:] To His Excellency the Right / Honorable The Earl of Loudoun. / By His most obedient & most / Humble Servant / Charles Rivez.

    Additional text:

    [top right, a key, 1-9:] EXPLANATION.


    George III heading: Ticonderoga 8 July 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, obscured by paper patch:] 8/59; [centre, red pencil:] 56.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Ticonderoga A drawn Plan of the Environs of Ticonderoga relative to the attack on that place under the command of General Abercrombie, on the of July 1758: by Charles Rivez.

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

  • Subject(s)

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

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