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A new map of the Province of Quebec according to the Royal Proclamation of the 7th October 1763 from the French surveys connected with those made after the war by Captain Carver and other officers in His Majesty's Services. [cartographic material] / 


16th Febrauary 1776



Place of creation


1 map : hand col. outline ; 47 x 66 cm on sheet 55 x 74 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 435
Cartographic material
90: Open
435 Item no. assigned by LAC 435
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/300/1776 (copy 4)

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Longitude west from London.

Includes 4 inset maps: "A particular survey of the Isles of Montreal. Scale 1 inch = 1 league, 19 x 17 cm -- The City of Quebec. Scale [ca. 1:10,000]. 24 x 17 cm -- Course of the River St. Lawrence from la Valterie to Quebec. 1:19,80, 16 x 19 cm -- Plan of Montreal or Ville Marie; 1:19,800.

Includes a decorative cartouche showing a waterfall.

The map was published in order to show the changes in boundaries as a result of the Proclamation of 1763. The inset plans of Montreal and Quebec are accompanied by legend describing buildings and fortifications. The map was published in several atlases. In 1776 it appeared in Jefferys': American Atlas, no. 19 and in: American Maps, Vol. 6, No. 1. In 1777 the map also appeared in W. Faden's: North American Atlas as no. 3. The map was also translated by G. L. Le Rouge in 1777 and appeared in his: Atlas Ameriquain Septentrional 1778-[1792] as plate 7.

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 4133853.

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:2,200,000] (W 80°15'--W 60°00'/N 53°00'--N 44°17').

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 1207, map no [3]
Phillips, Entry 1166, map no 19
Kershaw, Entry 1005
Stevens, H., & R. Tree "Comparative Cartography" in Map Collectors' Series (London: Map Collectors' Circle, 1967) No. 39 item 73

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 121078 (Copy 4)

Subject heading

1. Québec (Province) - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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