Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for R. Baldwin
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches with new cloth spine, paper label, beige paper covered boards and new endpaper. Internally text and plates soiled and water stain 2-1/2 x 1/2 inches on top page edges through out. 545p-600p. but pages 595-598 in facsimile. Overall condition is fair to good.
Text article: An Authentic Account of the Reduction of Louisbourg (page 549 - 552)
4 Maps of 4 - however missing Lusatia as called for but another map of the Island Hispaniola or St. Domingo which is scarce in itself.
#1) - A Plan of the Fort and Bay of Frontenac with the adjacent Counties 18 cm x 11 cm - page 552
A detailed map of the Northeast portion of Lake Ontario near the Iroquois River and Bay of Niaoure, Fort Frontenac and published during the French & Indian War. Fort Frontenac was built by the French in 1673. Until the American Revolution, the fort languished since the British considered other places more important for defence and trade. However, at the end of the revolutionary war, interest increased. Not only was it's strategic importance growing, but also as a resettlement for Loyalists. Fort Frontenac fell to the British in August 1758. Lieutenant-Colonel John Bradstreet led a force of a little over 3000 from Fort Oswego to attack the fort, which contained a garrison of 110 men, who surrendered and were allowed to leave. The fort's supplies and nine French naval vessels were sized, and much of the fort destroyed. Bradstreet quickly departed before any French relief forces could arrive. This map also locates the settlements of Kent and Ganaraske, the Toniata Village of Iroquois, the Catarackui River, Deer Island, the Bay of Niaoure and more.With cartouche and decorative compass. Published in this November 1758 London Magazine: or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer. Kershaw (III) Entry 959, Plate 723
#2) - Plan of the Battle at Anrat in the Plaine of Creeveld the 23 of June between the Allied Army under Pr. Ferdinand of Brunswick and the French Army under Count de Clermont 18.5 cm x 10 cm
#3) - Action near Meer on the 5 Aug. 1758 between a corp under Gen. Lieut vImhove & Gen. Lieut Chevert 18.5 cm x 10.5 cm #4) A fold-out map titled "A Map of the Islands of Hispaniola or St. Domingo drawn from the best authorities by T. Kitchen". Right edge with some paper missing going to border.
A letter from Abercromby to Pitt is on Page 593 providing details of the surrender of Fort Frontenac by the French
Fair. Item #2844