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:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon
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:
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
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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