Map/Chart > The Great Lakes & Champlain
A hand drawn survey of the river system which connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||Captain William FitzWilliam|
|Size Of Original:||w 40" x h 27"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm|
This beautifully presented survey of the River Niagara from Lake Ontario down to Lake Erie was the last work in the Great Lakes region attributed to William FitzWilliam Owen, the Senior British Officer in the Great Lakes Region between 1815 and May 1816 (June 1817).
On his arrival in the Lakes region Owen had been commissioned to make a systematic survey of the St. Lawrence River and lower Great Lakes. He had initially completed a number of reconnaissance surveys around the western end of Lake Erie including the Detroit river but by the start of the 1816 season had moved-on to his main task. Owen had started his greater survey on the ice of Lake Ontario on the 1st Feb 1816 just by the British hydrographic base at Kingston.