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A plan of Quebec [cartographic material]
Bib ID 3524794
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Andrews, Peter, active 1765-1782
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [1:3,600]. 
Description [London] : Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. by E. Oakley ; sold by J. Rocque near Round Court in the Strand, Octobr. 1759 
1 map : col., mounted on linen ; 30.7 x 50.7 cm. 
Full contents
  • Insets: The ports and environs of Quebec as it was when it was attack'd by the English. Scale not given.
  • A draught of part of the river St. Laurence. Scale not given.
 
Notes

Map of the city of Quebec following the British defeat of the French government in Sept. 1759. The Seven Years War (1756-1763) when Britain was challenging France for control of the American colony had already resulted in the loss of one French city. Since 1663 Quebec had been the capital of New France and the center of the fur trade in North America. The city had been unsuccessfully attacked by the English in 1690 and 1711. But in June 1759 English and American forces under General James Wolfe besieged the walled city. Eventually the French openly attacked on the Plains of Abraham but the British/American force defeated the French under Montcalm and captured Quebec. On 18th September 1759 the Governor of Quebec surrendered the city to Britain. The taking of Quebec was the beginning of the end of French rule in Canada. Relief is shown by hachures and ground cover is shown pictorially.

Caption title.

First issued in Jan. 1759.

Oriented with north to the right.

Includes text on the left of the map outlining the history of the city and providing at the bottom a brief index of the principal features of the city of Quebec.

At bottom right hand of sheet: 175.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231270932

Map attributed to engineer Peter Andrews according to NLA shelflist card - no source given.

Subjects Quebec Campaign, 1759 -- Maps.  |  Quebec (Quebec) -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1869 
Other authors/contributors Oakley, Edward, 18th century  |  Rocque, John, -1762

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