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Battle of Sainte Foy [Battle of Quebec], 1760 1760 or later

Pencil, pen and black, brown and red ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 733009

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A map of the Battle of Sainte-Foy, fought on 28 April 1760 between the British, commanded by Brigadier-General James Murray (later Governor of Quebec; 1722-94), and the French, commanded by François Gaston de Lévis (1719-87), commander of the French forces in North America, resulting in a French victory. French and Indian War (1754-63). Oriented with north to top. 

Following the occupation of Quebec by Murray in September 1759, the French, in April 1760, landed to the west of the city near Lorette and Sainte-Foy. Murray marched out of Quebec to meet them on 28 April; outnumbered, Murray retreated back to Quebec which was then besieged by a French army of 15,000. The siege was lifted with the arrival in May of a British naval squadron.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: The joined letters PvL

    Mark, stamped: 905

    Condition: six fold lines; formerly folded to 13.2 x 9.0 cm; some wear to fold lines; double pin holes in each corner; brown stains. Verso: surface dirt to outer fold lines; induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:7,500 approx.

    24.7 x 42.4 cm (neatline)

    28.0 x 43.0 cm (image)

    30.7 x 46.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below map, outside border, a key, 1-8, to the positions of redoubts and batteries.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Quebec 28 April April 1760.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Quebec A drawn Plan of the Battle between the British Army commanded by Brigadier General Murray, and the French under the command of the Chevalier de Levis near Quebec, on the 28.th of April 1760.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Quebec, Canada (46°47'51"N 71°13'34"W)

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