PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF LAKE GEORGE [on sheet with] Plan of Ticonderoga
Includes keys to places of interest regarding the French and Indian War. Copper engraving. One of a set of maps relating to the Battles at Ticonderogo and Quebec at the end of the French and Indian War. This plan of the area surrounding Fort Ticonderoga includes a lettered legend to key locations of the British army's movements. Above the plan is a view of Lake George showing the fort and munitions piles in the foreground, with two gunboats anchored near the shore. A view of what is assumed to be the north shore of Lake George viewed from the settlement of Ticonderoga and a plan of the area connecting Lake George to Lake Champlain, including the prominent fort guarding passage at the confluence, detailing the battle between the English and French. On July 26-27, 1759, General Sir Jeffrey Amherst led a British military force to high ground overlooking Fort Ticonderoga, which was defended by Frenchmen under the command of Brigadier General François-Charles de Bourlamaque. As the French were grossly out-manned by the British, de Bourlamaque decided to withdraw his forces rather than defend the fort. In their retreat, the French forces attempted to blow up the fort, but succeeded only in destroying the fort's powder magazine. After the fall of Quebec on September 13, Montreal was the sole remaining French power center in Canada. General Amherst began a three-pronged offensive converging on Montreal the following spring. When Vaudreuil de Cavagnal surrendered on September 8, 1760, this ended the last major campaign of the French and Indian War.
No scale bar or graticule is present for the plan; the scale and coordinates were obtained via georeferencing.
1 plan and 1 view on 1 sheet ; 17 x 16 cm and 6 x 16 cm
-73.455; -73.376; 43.760; 43.898
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v. 25 November 1759, opposite pg. 265.
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