A New Chart of the River St. Lawrence from the island of Anticosti to Lake Ontario
Place Published: [Edinburg]
Publisher: [Scots Magazine Sept. 1759]
Date Published: 
Binding: No binding
QUITE SCARCE EDINBURG SEPTEMBER 1759 EDITION OF ST. LAWRENCE
. Copper plate engraving. 7.5 x 10 inches. Was folded, now flat. Some small markings outside of border otherwise good condition.
Map maker: Andrew Bell Sculpt: A. Bell
In addition to the main map, which traces the river from Anticosti Island to the city of Quebec, there is an included extension, A Continuation of the River St. Lawrence from Quebec to Lake Ontario. There are three additional insets: one focusing on the Bay of the Seven Isles, another on Lake Champlain, and The Traverse or Passage from Cape Torment into the South Channel of Orleans Isle. The river is filled with soundings, anchorages, shoals, rocks, and islands.
This is the region where the epic Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Battle of Quebec) was fought in Canada during the French & Indian War. Nice map of the French & Indian War region where the major battle of the War, the Taking of Québec was fought that same month, September 1759 as when this map was published in the Scots Magazine.
The Saint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large south west-to-north east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the primary drainage of the Great Lakes Basin. It is called Kaniatarowanenneh ("big waterway") in Mohawk. It traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the provincial boundary between Quebec and Ontario and part of the international boundary between Ontario, Canada and the U.S. state of New York.
Bell was a Scottish engraver and printer, who co-founded Encyclopædia Britannica with Colin Macfarquhar.
Good. Item #2202