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Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71)

Ticonderoga, 1758

A PLAN of / the TOWN and FORT of / CARILLON / at / TICONDEROGA; / with / the ATTACK made by the / BRITISH ARMY / Commanded by Gen.l Abercrombie, / 8 July 1758 1758 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:1,800 approx. | RCIN 732070

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A plan of Ticonderoga showing the British attack on 8 July 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north-west to top (compass rose). 

The positions occupied by the Connecticut, New Jersey, and Boston regiments and troops are marked. The Boston regiments are named as Rugles, Doteys, Partridges, Williams, Bagleys, and the 1st Battalion New York. The French regiments are named as la Sarre, Languedoc, Guyenne, R.l Roussillon, Bearn, la Reine, and Berry.

  • Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (engraver and publisher) [bottom left, below title:] Engraved by / Tho.s Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the / PRINCE OF WALES; [bottom right, between border and platemark:] Published by Tho.s Jefferys near Charing Cross, London: Price 2.s

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Condition: one fold line; offsetting; brown discolouration to both sides

  • Scale: 1:1,800 approx. Scale bar: Scale of 150 Fathoms [153 mm =].

    36.7 x 47.4 cm (neatline)

    37.6 x 47.8 cm (image)

    38.9 x 50.1 cm (platemark)

    43.6 x 55.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A PLAN of / the TOWN and FORT of / CARILLON / at / TICONDEROGA; / with / the ATTACK made by the / BRITISH ARMY / Commanded by Gen.l Abercrombie, / 8 July 1758. [bottom left]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Ticonderoga 8 July 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 13/[7].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Ticonderoga A Plan of the Town and Fort of Carillon, at Ticonderoga, with the Attack made by the British Army commanded by General Abercrombie, 8.th July 1758: by Tho.s Jefferys.

  • 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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