Plan du port et de la ville de Louisbourg en l'Isle Royale, et des attaques faites par les Anglois pendant le siége dépuis le 8 Juin jusqu'au 26 Juillet 1758


Plan du port et de la ville de Louisbourg en l'Isle Royale, et des attaques faites par les Anglois pendant le siége dépuis le 8 Juin jusqu'au 26 Juillet 1758

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Title:
Plan du port et de la ville de Louisbourg en l'Isle Royale, et des attaques faites par les Anglois pendant le siége dépuis le 8 Juin jusqu'au 26 Juillet 1758
Description:
During the early 18th century, Île Royale – present-day Cape Breton Island – was home to a group of displaced French settlers from Newfoundland. A fortress was constructed in 1713 at Louisbourg, to protect French Canada from the enemy. The British laid siege to Louisbourg in 1758 during the French and Indian War. Prepared by a French cartographer, this map depicts the city and fortress during this six-week struggle. With a decisive British victory, the island was ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, and renamed Cape Breton.
Date:
[1758?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Nova Scotia--Maps
Louisbourg (N.S.)--History--Siege, 1758--Maps--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNova Scotian (province)
CanadaNova Scotia (province)Louisbourg
Publisher:
Paris : [s.n.]
Notes:
Manuscript map depicting the siege of Louisbourg during the French and Indian War.
Oriented with north to the upper right.
Relief shown by hachures.
In French.
Extent:
1 ms. map : hand col. ; 41 x 70 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:7,000]
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_009522
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