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A particular map, to illustrate Gen. Amhersts expedition, to Montreal; with a plan of the town & draught of ye island. [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation

United Kingdom


Gentleman's Magazine

1 map : b. & w. ;. 18 x 23 cm on sheet 21 x 27 cm.

Scope and content

French & Indian War map illustrating General Lord Jeffrey Amherst's expedition against the French at Montreal in 1760, which led to the surrender of the city in September of that year. Map shows the region along and south of the St. Lawrence River extending from Quebec to the Thousand Islands, and then around Lake Ontario and to the Niagara River. Forts, Indian tribes, rivers, portages, and other such information is clearly presented. Also included are insets of Montreal Island and of the city itself, indicating its major streets, buildings, and the surrounding fortifications.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC25101
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Colection #429
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/1000/[1760] (copy 4)

Terms of use

Copyright expired.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Includes two inset maps: [The city of Montreal]; 8 x 12 cm. [Scale ca. 1:7,920] -- [The Islands of Montreal]; 5. x 6 cm. Scale [ca.1:1,140,480]

This map was published in the October 1760 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine along wih an accompany article describes the capture of Montreal (p. 457-460) .See Public Archives Library for: Gentleman's Magazine vol. 30, 1760. The article describes the taking of Montreal. Shown on the map is the area from Quebec City to Niagara. The area south of the St. Lawrence is shown in detail with numerous towns and physical features. The area north of the St. Lawrence is not shown at all.

"Gent. Mag" appears in upper right margin.

"J. Gibson, sculpt." appears in lower right margin.

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 4370349 (NMC6656) (C-42122) ; Mikan 4370361 (NMC6655) (C-42124) ; Mikan 4370362 (NMC79143).

Cartographic math data
Scale 1:3,358,080

Citation / reference note
Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
Kershaw, Entry 1094

Accompanying material note
Accompanied by text from magazine, p. 457-460.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC25101 (Copy 4)

Subject heading

1. Montreal (Quebec) - Capture 1760 - Maps.
2. Montreal (Quebec) - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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