A SOUTH VIEW OF OSWEGO, ON LAKE ONTARIO, IN NORTH AMERICA.

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A South View of Oswego, on Lake Ontario, in North America.

Engraving, 1760.
Image size 5 1/16 x 10" (12.9 x 25.5 cm).
Good condition with modern hand color, minor discoloration. Tri-folded, as issued.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95940
Price: $225.00
Publisher : Published for the London Magazine, 1760.
Fort Oswego was an important trading post for Great Lakes trading and was established in 1722, first by the French who built a block house, than by the British in 1727. New York governor William Burnet had a fort built at the site in 1727, strengthening the British presence on the Great Lakes. In 1757, during the French and Indian War, this fort was captured and destroyed by the French.

This view show the fort that was destroyed. In 1759 another fort was constructed on the high right bank.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , New York State