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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.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
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.
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Kershaw, Entry 1094
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1. Montreal (Quebec) - Capture 1760 - Maps.
2. Montreal (Quebec) - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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