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1758 - A Map of the Harbour of Louisburg and parts adjacent - Antique Map

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Item number: CAN007JR
Genuine Antique Map


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