NY museum exhibits colonial-era military maps


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An exhibit of colonial maps collected by a retired state police investigator is on display at an Albany museum.

Military maps of 17th- and 18th-century North America dominate the 48-document exhibit currently on display at King's Place, part of the 214-year-old Ten Broeck (bruhk) Mansion.

The documents on display are high-resolution digital manuscript copies of old maps, many of them made by the British and French during the French and Indian War. The maps depict Albany, the Lake George-Lake Champlain region, the upper Hudson River and Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario, as well as places in Canada.

The maps are from a collection compiled by Randy Patten, a French and Indian War re-enactor and retired investigator. His hobby has taken him to the libraries of London to obtain copies of colonial maps produced during the war.

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