A plan of Quebec and environs, with its defences and the occasional entrenched camps of the French commanded by Marquis de Montcalm : shewing likewise the principal works and operations of the British forces, under the command of Major General Wolfe, during the siege of that place in 1759
- A plan of Quebec and environs, with its defences and the occasional entrenched camps of the French commanded by Marquis de Montcalm : shewing likewise the principal works and operations of the British forces, under the command of Major General Wolfe, during the siege of that place in 1759
In addition to Ticonderoga and Louisbourg, Québec City was the other major French stronghold in northeastern North America. Its capture was critical to Britain's mission during the French and Indian War. This map delineates the positions of British and French troops during the 1759 siege of the city. The original surveys for this plan were prepared by Samuel Holland and J.F.W. Des Barres, after the capture of Québec. Des Barres surveyed the battlefield and fortifications on the Plains of Abraham, and took soundings in the harbor. A combination of scientific measurements and artistic skill, this plan exemplifies the care taken with each chart in The Atlantic Neptune.
- Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
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Nautical charts--Saint Lawrence River--Early works to 1800
Québec (Québec)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Saint Lawrence River--Maps--Early works to 1800
Saint Lawrence River (river)
- 1 chart ; 63 x 149 cm.
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[J.F.W. Des Barres]
Scale [ca. 1:10,000]
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
- Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777