MONTREAL A PARTICULAR MAP TO ILLUSTRATE GEN AMHERSTS EXPEDITION TO MONTREAL
Cartographer: John GIBSON
This map illustrates the expedition led by General Lord Jeffrey Amherst against the French at Montreal in 1760, which led to the surrender of the city in September of that year. It shows the region along and south of the St. Lawrence River extending from Quebec to the Thousand Islands, and then around Lake Ontario and to the Niagara River. Forts, Indian tribes, rivers, portages, and other such information is clearly presented. Also included are insets of Montreal Island and of the city itself, indicating its major streets, buildings, and the surrounding fortifications.
Very good condition.
This scarce map focuses on the decisive action which ended the French and Indian War- the final struggle between the French government, and its colonies in America, and the English government and its colonies in America for imperialistic control of the North American continent. In September, 1760 General Amherst, commander of British troops in America, led an expedition down the St.Lawrence River and captured Montreal completing the conquest of Canada. The insets provide a view of the region immediately around Montreal, and a very detailed city plan. It was published only one month after the battle.