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".
Surveyed to support enforcement of fishing rights as outlined in the Treaty of Paris (1763), Cook and Lane's survey of Newfoundland took 3 years. This work and the resulting map established Cook's reputation and directly led to his command appointment of the Endeavour and subsequent South Pacific expeditions for which he is most famously known.
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".
The coast of Peru from the Port of China to Tomocaya Point showing Callao near Limea and the Island of St. Lorenzo. Sea depth shown numerically in Spanish fathoms. Cartouche is elaborately detailed with etching of multi-sailed schooner, vegetation, and sepulcher.
Detailed map of region extending from India to Japan and south to New Guinea. Ornate cartouche of palm trees and island inhabitant. Of note: dotted lines indicated sea track of several galleons. Sea tracks include: track to Acapulco, from China to Europe, to Manila, from South Sea to China. Map details sholas, islands, and coastlines.
A nautical chart in color of the St. Lawrence River separated into two parts from Lake Ontario to Quebec City (top left) and Quebec City to Anticosti Island. Four inset maps of: the Seven Islands, St. Nicholas or English Harbor, Tadousac, and the South Channel of Orleans Island are included. Mountains are depicted pictorially and are shown as side profiles to be easily identifiable while sailing. An explanation of additional map features is provided at the top middle of the map.