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A prospective view of the battle fought near Lake George, on the 8th of Sepr. 1755, between 2000 English, with 250 Mohawks, under the command of Genl. Johnson : & 2500 French & Indians under the command of Genl. Dieskau in which the English were victorious captivating the French Genl. with a number of his men killing 700 & putting the rest to flight

Author: Blodget, Samuel
Publisher: Jefferys, Thomas
Date: 1756
Location: Fort William Henry (N.Y.), Lake George (N.Y. : Town)

Dimensions: 26 x 51 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: RICHARD H. BROWN REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAP COLLECTION

 
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The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.

This unusual plan of the Battle of Lake George was published in London by Thomas Jefferys just months after the events depicted. It is based closely on a plan of similar title engraved in Boston by Thomas Johnston. Cartographic plagiarism was rampant during this era, and though Blodget is credited in the lower-left margin, it is not clear whether Jefferys had obtained his permission to republish the plan. Unlike almost all known examples, this one is remarkable for displaying original color.

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