Lake Champlain 1776 MHS Digital Image 2732 ITEM #US1602090

Lake Champlain 1776 MHS Digital Image 2732


From Lake Champlain 1776 MHS Digital Image 2732, New York
Published by William Brasier in 1776



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Full Title: A survey of Lake Champlain : including Lake George, Crown Point, and St. John (see Notes field for full title); Maker: William Brasier; Publisher: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, 1776; Date: 1776; Description: Because dense forests made overland travel in North America very difficult, Indians and Europeans used waterways whenever possible. Between the St. Lawrence River (Montreal) and the Hudson River (Albany), several smaller rivers and lakes enabled fur traders, missionaries, and soldiers to travel by canoes and bateaus. Lake Champlain, the longest of these waterways, provided a link between the two major rivers. Although the French dominated the northern end of the lake, the southern sector and Lake George remained in contention. In 1755, the governor of Canada ordered the construction of Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) at the place where travelers had to move overland between Lake Champlain and Lake George. Sir William Johnson responded by erecting Fort William Henry at the southern tip of Lake George.; MHS Digital Image: 2732



Map Information

Full Title: Lake Champlain 1776 MHS Digital Image 2732
Full Atlas Title: Lake Champlain 1776 MHS Digital Image 2732
State: New York
Location 1: Unattributed
Location 2: Unattributed
Publish Date: 1776
Publisher: William Brasier
Number Maps in the Atlas: 1
Map Original Width: 22.78"
Map Original Height: 31.24"
Item Number: US1602090
Collection: Historic Map Works Rare Historic Maps Collection
Image Quality: High quality scan of original that is perfect for printed fine-art quality reproduction.
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