Contest for Empire – Item 6 of 7

Timothy Clement. This Plan of Hudsons Rivr: from Albany to Fort Edward, 1756
Courtesy American Antiquarian Society
Surveyor Timothy Clement was also present at the Battle of Lake George, and produced this plan based on papers captured from the French commander supplemented by his own surveys. Like Blodget, Clement used both insets and a blend of plan and bird’s-eye views; but, being a more sophisticated map maker, drew his version to scale. Both residents of Haverhill, the two men must have been well acquainted; it would be interesting to know Blodget’s reaction upon learning that his fellow townsman had produced a competing plan and gone so far as to employ the same engraver, Thomas Johnston.


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