A VIEW OF FORT OSWEGO ON THE SHORE OF L. ONTARIO

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Simeon De Witt


A View of Fort Oswego on the Shore of L. Ontario

Copper plate engraving c.1796
Oval, 4 1/4 x 7 1/8" (10.9 x 18 cm)
Fair condition. Bound tightly along lower title. B/W/
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 99221
Price: SOLD
Publisher :
T. Clarke Sc. Early American iengraving of Fort Oswego, based on a drawing by Simeon De Witt. with ships in the river and an early American Flag flying over the fort.

First built by the English in 1727, Fort Oswego played an important role in the French and Indian War and was mostly destroyed by the French and their native American allies after the French victory there in 1756. The British retained possession over the site until 1796 when it was turned over to the United States as a result of Jay's Treaty.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States