RARE and important map of Montreal from the French and Indian war. 1759. By Thomas Jefferys
Published in 1759 by Universal Magazine, just a year before the city was surrendered to the English in the seven years war in 1760. Was a important British objective during the war. It’s capture would put a end of the war in North America.
A beautiful and detailed map shows the walled city, a key identifies key building and sites. Major buildings like The cathedral of Norte-Dame, other ecclesiastical sites and the governors palace are clearly seen.
Located on a Algonquin site known as Hochelaga. Founded as Ville-Maria in 1643 by Sieur de Massoneuve, only later called Montreal, Located on the banks of the St. Laurence river. Would be a major fur trading center.
This was a popular and influential map at the time.
Size 15 x 10 1/2”.
Overall good condition.
SKU: R#831 Category: MAPS