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London Magazine: A Plan of the City & Fortifications of Louisburg

Map: CAN2975
 
Cartographer: London Magazine
Title: A Plan of the City & Fortifications of Louisburg
Date: 1758
Published: London
Width: 7 inches / 18 cm
Height: 5 inches / 13 cm
Map ref: CAN2975
Description:
Town plan of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, a French settlement and fort established in 1713. The British captured the fort in 1758 after a six-week siege during the Seven Years' War. Louisbourg subsequently became a vital stanging point for the Siege of Quebec and was pivotal in the eventual British victory in North America.

The town and fort were demolished by the British in 1760. The entire region was later ceded to the British by the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the Seven Years' War.

This map was drawn and engraved by Thomas Kitchen to illustrate the events of the Siege of Louisbourg for readers of the London Magazine, Britain's second-oldest literary periodical.

Coloured. [CAN2975]