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An authentic plan of the river St. Laurence from Sillery to the Fall of Montmorenci with the Operations of the Siege of Quebec under the Command of Vice-Adml. Saunders & Major Genl. Wolfe down to the 5 Sepr. 1759. [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation



Thomas Jefferys

1 map : mounted on linen, ill., hand col. 33 x 47 cm on sheet 38 x 51 cm.

Scope and content

Map of Quebec and surrounding areas showing the disposition of the armies and fleets of British and French during the siege of the city in 1759, and the system of redoubts, entrenchments and battles that encircled the area.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC97970
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #428
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/349/Quebec/[1760] (State 2 - Copy 2)

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Crown expired

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Pictorial relief.

Includes illustrations of battle ships, fortifications and a table showing: differences of Quebec batteries, no. of gus., mortrs.

Includes: Dedication: To the Right Honourable William Pitt Esqr. One of His Majesties most Honourable Privy Council and Principal secretary of state Ec. this plan is most humbly inscribed by his most obliged and most obedient humble servt. Thos. Jefferys.

Includes 2 inset maps: Part of the upper river of St. Laurence. 5 x 10 cm. Scale [ca. 1:665 280] 1inch to 3.5 English Leagues -- A view of the action gained by the English Sepr. 13. 1759 near Quebec. Brought from thence by an officer of distinction; 12 x 14 cm.

"Published by Thos. Jefferys, Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales near Charing Cross, London" appears in bottom right margin.

From: R. Sayer & T Jefferys "A general topography of North America and the West Indies", London, 1768. map no 17.

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

Related materials
For other copies and or states see Mikan (NMC 15644) ; Mikan 4141768(NMC 2716); AMICUS No. 26306022 (G1100 .C656 1775 # 5- H1/Vault)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca. 1:31 680]

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Entry 1017
Phillips: List of Maps of America, v. 2, p. 732
Phillips, Entry 1196, map no 17
Phillips, Entry 2697

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC97970 - (State 2 - Copy 2)

Subject heading

1. Canada - History - Seven Years War, 1755-1763 - Maps.
2. Canada - History, Military - Maps.
3. Battles - Canada - History - Maps.


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