"Quebec Ville de l'Amerique Septentrionale…", Fer, Nicolas de
Period: 1696 (published)
Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…
Color: Hand Color
11.7 x 8 inches
29.7 x 20.3 cm
This interesting map illustrates Sir William Phips' attack on Quebec in 1690. Phips, full of confidence from his recent military success at Port Royal, mustered a fleet from Boston for the expedition. The operation was disastrous when the under-equipped force discovered the extensive defenses at Quebec. The map provides a great view of the battle lines of the fleet and details of the French defenses, based on manuscripts recorded by Villeneuve.
References: Kershaw #279.
Some minor stains in map.