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.
Details map of the fortifications at Maastricht, Netherlands built by the Spanish and Dutch. The French conquered the city during the War of Austrian Succession. Later in 1815, this region became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. Map topography indicated villages by etching churches in those locations.
In addition to being published on its own, this map appeared in a number of different publications. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Thomas Jefferys as "cartographer, and publisher; produced some of the most important eighteenth-century maps of the Americas; appointed Geographer to George III in December 1760".
Map depicts account of European settlements in South America. Seafaring tracks of note depicted on map include: track in the quest of the Acaulca Ship and track to the South Sea. Short annotations on make include: "Port discovered by S. F. Drake"; "In this Harb. of the Ann Pink of Com. Ansor Squad. Anchor"; " Here about the Wager was lost".
Large detailed map of England and Wales detailing every hamlet, village, town, and city including rivers, roadways, coast lines, and channels. The cartouche is incredibly elaborate with waterfalls, scrolls, clusters of grapes, bees and a hive, a sleeping dog, a full cornucopia, and an urn.
Copper plate engraving with original outline colour, with insets of the Gulf of St. Laurence and a "List of Lots and Proprietors Names". The map provides a finely detailed treatment of the island and environs, including a list of 67 lots and the proprietors of each lot, including Samuel Holland himself (Lot 28). Many other important early names are included in the list, including Guy Carleton (then provincial Governor of Canada).
This is the first map to accurately depict the Blue Ridge Mountains and the first to lay down the colonial road system of Virginia. A great number of plantations are located and include the family names of the Virginia plantation owners of the period. The cartouche, showing a tobacco warehouse and wharf, is one of the earliest printed images of the Virginia tobacco trade. The original survey was conducted in 1750 and published in 1751. It was updated in 1755 to incorporate information from the journals of John Dalrymple and Christopher Gist.
Maps of the city and fort of Louisburg from 1745 and the Harbour of Louisburg with inset of Gabarus Bay during the 1758 siege by the British. The maps show British battle positions, details of the French fortifications and information on the outcome. Having such a detailed plan of the Fortress was no doubt of great use to the British as Louisbourg fell to them for the final time in 1758.
A predictive map exhibiting parts of Northern Europe and North Pole visible during Lunar eclipse showing 24 diagrams of various views of the eclipse from different towns and cities around the world. Each diagram indicates sighting location and degree of eclipse. Elaborate cartouche resplendid with cherub blowing stardust, Note: Lake Michigan is labeled as "Illinois Lake" and Lake Superior is labeled "Upper Lake".