Correct Plan of the Environs of Quebec, and of the Battle Fought. Thomas JEFFERYS.

Correct Plan of the Environs of Quebec, and of the Battle Fought

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JEFFERYS, Thomas. A Correct Plan of the Environs of Quebec, and of the Battle Fought on the 13th. September, 1759: Together with a Particular Detail of the French Lines and Batteries, and also of the Encampments, Batteries and Attacks of the British Army, and the Investiture of That City under the Command of Vice Admiral Saunders, Major General Wolfe, Brigadier General Monckton, and Brigadier General Townshend. [London]: Thos. Jefferys, [1768]. Engraved map on two sheets, measuring 21-3/4 x 19-3/4 inches and 21-3/4 x 20? inches. Total size of the map 21-3/4 x 39? inches. Old folds. One fold just starting to separate at lower margin (not touching map) and reinforced on verso, mild offsetting from folding, a bit of dust soiling to edges, a few spots of light soiling to margins, light even tanning. Contemporary manuscript annotation on verso. Very good. Kershaw 1015. A large and highly detailed map showing the placement of British and French forces during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Battle of Quebec), a pivotal engagement during the French and Indian War. The map depicts Admirals Holmes' and Saunders' divisions approaching along the St. Lawrence River, with landing boats coming in from Cape Rouge Bay, to the landing spot where troops disembarked onto the Plains of Abraham to attack. Armed transports and support ships patrol along the North Channel, protecting the brigades stationed along the shore. French batteries dot the banks and the Marquis de Montcalm's quarters are noted at Beauport, along with those of Chevalier de Levis just to the northeast. Bougainville's troops are shown approaching from just southwest of the Plains, and French entrenchments are identified along the St. Charles River. Maj. Hardy's Camp is shown on the Isle of Orleans, Gen. Monckton's Camp is just off Pointe Levi, and Gen. Wolfe's Camp is to the north. There is a key identifying the various British units involved in the attacks, however, their markers remain uncolored, rendering the key less useful. The battle involved fewer than 10,000 troops in total, but proved to be a decisive episode determining the fate of New France, and influencing the creation of Canada. The attack was the culmination of a three-month siege by the British, and lasted only about an hour. Wolfe's troops were able to repel the adva.

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