Plan of the CITY & FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG, from a Survey made by Richard Gridley, Lieut. Col. of the Train of Artillery in 1745
A Plan of the CITY AND HARBOUR OF LOUISBOURG, with the French Batteries that defended it, and those of the English, shewing that part of GABARUS BAY, in which they landed , & the Ground on which they Encamped during the Siege in 1745
Richard GridleyThomas Jefferys
For those familiar with the history of Louisbourg, there is some irony in the date of publication of these maps. Appearing in the May 1758 issue of Universal Magazine they highlight the 1745 seige. On May 29, 1758 the British Navy left Halifax for what would be the final battle over Louisbourg. By the time this issue reached subscribers, the battle was probably well underway.
Although Jefferys name does not appear on these maps, they are almost identical to others known to have been engraved by him both before and after this was published. The cartouches are also typical of his style.
Inset: A Map of GABARUS BAY, adjoining to Louisbourg
2 maps on 1 sheet ; 27 x 36 cm
Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton County
-59.992; -59.970; 45.882; 45.899
-60.032; -59.954; 45.859; 45.944
Inset: -60.202; -59.948; 45.730; 45.936
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure
v.22, May 1758, opposite page 225
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