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A New chart of the River S. Laurence, from the Island of Anticosti, to the falls of Richelieu: with all the Islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings. Also particular directions for navigating the river with safety. Taken by order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. Vice-Admiral of the Blue, and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's ships in the expedition against Quebec in 1759. [cartographic material] 



Place of creation



Published by Command of The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

1 map on 6 sheets : hand col. ; 86 x 239 cm, on sheets 43 x 77 cm or smaller.
Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC113508
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 430
Cartographic material
90: Open
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/312/1760 (Copy 1)

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Includes insets: [The St. Lawrence between Quebec and Montmorency Falls], 26 x 38 cm [Scale ca. 1 : 190 080] -- [The St. Lawrence from Richelieu Falls to the Kamourasca Is., with profils of the islands en route], 43 x 105 cm, 4 profiles, [Scale ca. 1 : 443 520] -- [The St. Lawrence in the vicinity of the Pilgram Is.], 40 x 57 cm, 1 profile, [Scale ca. 1 : 443 520] [Bay of the Seven Islands] 19 x 24 cm [Scale ca. 1 : 190 080] -- [Gaspé Bay, with land profiles], 38 x 38 cm, 2 profile, [Scale ca. 1 : 126 720] -- [Parokett Is. and Mingan Island] 14 x 24 cm, [Scale ca. 1 : 63 360] -- [Mingan Harbour and Canatschou Island] 14 x 39 cm [Scale ca. 1 : 63 360

This Chart was Drawn from particular Surveys of the following Places; and Published for the Use of the British Navigators, by Command of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Pall Mall, May 1st, 1760 [Signed] Charles Saunders. 1760. The distance between the Island of Coudre the Island of Orleans, the Pillar-Rocks and Shoals in the South Channel were accuratley determined by Triangles. The other parts of the chart were taken from the best French draughts of this River. Gaspee Bay, Mingan Harbour & Islands, Seven Islands, & the Bay; Hare Island; Island of Coudre & St. Pauls Bay; etc.

Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For other copies see Mikan 4170404 (NMC48452); Mikan 4160729 (NMC48451); and Mikan 4129891 (NMC 54110)

Cartographic math data
Scale: [ca. 1: 360160]1 inch to 2 leagues.

Cartographic math note
Scale Marine leagues 20 to a Degree.

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Entry 672
Sellers & Van Ee, Entry 234
Tooley: The Mapping of America p. 185 (no. 2).

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC113508 (copy 1)(6 sect).

Subject heading

1. Nautical charts -- Saint Lawrence River -- Early works to 1800.
2. Saint Lawrence River - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Saint Lawrence River -- 1760 -- Maps.


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