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Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71)

Siege of Quebec, 1760

An AUTHENTIC PLAN / of the / RIVER S.T LAURENCE / from / Sillery, to the Fall of Montmorenci, / with the Operations of the SIEGE of QUEBEC / under the Command of / Vice-Adm.l Saunders & Major Gen.l Wolfe / down to the 5... 1760

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:34,600 | RCIN 732099

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A map of the St Lawrence River, showing the siege and Battle of Quebec, 27 June to 13 September 1759. French and Indian War (1754-63). Oriented with north-west to top (compass rose).

Published in The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America ... Part.1, p.131 (London, Printed for Thomas Jefferys, 1760).

  • Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (publisher)

    Anonymous (draughtsman) [bottom left, below title:] Drawn by a CAPTAIN in his Majesties Navy. [bottom right, below edge of border:] Price 2s

    William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-78) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration; red ink smudges; bottom, right of centre, ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label: ‘VOL VIII’

  • Scale: 1:34,600. Scale bars: British Miles 2 [93 mm =].

    32.6 x 47.2 cm (neatline)

    33.2 x 47.5 cm (image)

    33.7 x 48.5 cm (platemark)

    43.1 x 54.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    An AUTHENTIC PLAN / of the / RIVER S.T LAURENCE / from / Sillery, to the Fall of Montmorenci, / with the Operations of the SIEGE of QUEBEC / under the Command of / Vice-Adm.l Saunders & Major Gen.l Wolfe / down to the 5. Sep.r 1759. [bottomg left]

    Dedication:

    [top left:] To the Right Honorable WILLIAM PITT Esq.r / One of His Majesties most Honourable Privy Council / AND PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE &c / This Plan is most Humbly Inscribed / By his most Obliged and / most Obedient Humble Serv.t / Thos Jefferys. 

    Insets:

    (1) [top, right of centre:] Part of the / Upper River of / S.T LAURENCE. Scale: Scale bar: British Leagues [37 mm =] 5. Size: 4.6 x 9.4 cm (neatline). (2) [top right:] A VIEW of the / ACTION gained by the ENGLISH / Sep.r 13. 1759. near / QUEBEC. / Brought from thence / By an OFFICER of Distinction. Size: 11.3 x 13.7 cm (neatline). 

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Quebec 27 June - 13 Sep. 1759.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, above old heading, black pencil, erased, some illegible words]; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] 4; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] R. 13/4.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Quebec An authentic Plan of the River S.t Laurence from Sillery to the Fall of Montmorenci, with the Operations of the Siege of Quebec under the command of Vice Admiral Saunders and Major General Wolfe from the landing of the Army on the Island of Orleans the 27.th of June to the Battle of Quebec on the 13.th of Sept.r 1759: with a Plan of the Battle on a larger scale: by Tho.s Jefferys.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

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

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America, London, 1760, Printed for Thomas Jefferys (Part 1, p.131)

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