Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Description: Plan of Quebec and adjacent country shewing the principal encampments & works of the British & French armies during the siege by General Wolfe in 1759 reduced from the m.s.s. map of Capt. J.B. Clegg by John Melish
Bar Code: 53529
Creator: Melish, John (1771 -1822) , Clegg, J. B.
Publishing Location: Philadelphia
Date Produced: 01/01/1970
Date Published: 01/01/1970
Source Referenced: 22 x 50 cm on sheet 39 x 52 cm
Map Type: Historical
Brief Description: Inset: View of Quebec from Point Levi. Bottom of map: "The different parts of this map were surveyed as follows. The east side of the Falls of Montmorency, the Point of Orleans & the south side of the River St. Laurence by Capt. Digby, engineer in ordinary. The coasts of Beauport from the River St. Charles to the Falls of Montmorency by Capt. Holland of the Royal Americans, asst. engineer. The ground between the River St. Charles by Lieut. Debarres, of the Royal Americans, asst. engineer." Pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War which resulted in a decisive defeat of the French under the marquis de Montcalm by the British force led by General James Wolfe. The battle was fought on the Plains of Abraham, land originally owned by a farmer named Abraham Martin. The British victory ensured their supremacy in Canada. Map key indicates with numbers and letters the positions of the armies and British navy. Included is text relating the battle.