Unattributed. "Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Montreal or Ville Marie in Canada". From Universal Magazine.
London, November 1759. 9 3/8 x 14 1/4. Engraving. Very good condition.
Montreal was the capital of French Canada, their last stronghold in America after the British capture of Quebec in September 1759, just the month before this map was issued. Once Quebec was taken, the obvious next step was to capture Montreal, so a map of this city would have had great interest to the readers of the Universal Magazine. The detail in this map is most impressive, likely based on French sources. The layout of the city itself, and the lands surrounding, is clearly presented, with a few major features explained with a lettered key in the upper left corner.