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1755. Plan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point

  • Plan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point

Plan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 1006x1820 px
Disk Size: 
 607313B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 London
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Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  13.97 х 25.28
Printing at 150 dpi 
 6.71 х 12.13
Printing at 300 dpi 
 3.35 х 6.07

Detailed contemporary plan of Fort Frederick, issued at the outset of the French & Indian War.

The map appeared in the November 1755 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine.

The text describes the fort and the surrounding area, with a smaller map showing the area between the Hudson's River, Lake George and Lake Champlain, including a note regarding the March of General Johnson.

The Gentleman’s Magazine was a British publication that helped to normalize the use of maps in support of articles and features. It was founded in 1731 by the prominent London publisher Edward Cave, a pioneer in periodical journalism. The magazine continued in print for nearly two centuries, shuttering production in 1922.

This was the publication which first used the word “magazine”, from the French for storehouse. Cave wanted to create a storehouse of knowledge and he employed some of London’s best writers to fill his pages: Samuel Johnson gained his first regular employment by writing for the Gentleman’s Magazine. Other famous contributors included Jonathan Swift.

The publication covered a broad range of topics, from literature to politics, and, from 1739, frequently used maps as illustrations. The first map they printed was a woodcut of Crimea; the second was a fold-out map of Ukraine by Emanuel Bowen. Maps were used to show battle lines, to chronicle voyages, and to educate about areas with which Britain traded. Certain geographers, like Thomas Jefferys, contributed several maps to the publication.


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Year of creation:
Size:
1006x1820 px
Disk:
607313B
Number of pages:
1
Place:
London
Author:
Gentleman's Magazine.
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