Maker: London Magazine.
Black and White Antique Map of the harbor of Louisburg, Cape Breton, Canada, at the time of the second British capture, published in London Magazine, 1758. Louisbourg was an important French settlement with a fortress. It was captured by British colonists in 1745, and was a major bargaining chip in the negotiations leading to the 1748 treaty ending the War of the Austrian Succession. It was returned to the French in exchange for border towns in what is today Belgium. It was captured again in 1758 by British forces in the Seven Years' War, after which its fortifications were systematically destroyed by British engineers. Very good overall antique condition, matted; engraved area measures 4.5 x 7 inches.
Item Number: CAN007JR