A Map of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward.
Engraving. Sheet size: 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Small margins on 3 sides.
A map of the area between the southern part of Lake Champlain and Fort Edward, one of the earliest maps of North America to appear in the Gentleman's Magazine. This map depicts the area surrounding Lake George, along the northeastern border of New York state, extending up to Lake Champlain. Several forts are shown, including Fort Ticonderoga, along with a very good path east & west next to the drown'd lands. One of the trails is labeled Dieskau's Path referring to the route taken by French and Indian forces under the command of German Baron Ludwig August Dieskau and British and Colonial troops under Sir William Johnson that resulted in a series of skirmishes and engagements known collectively as The Battle of Lake George. This battle was the first significant win against the French forces by British Provincials.
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