NY Canada 1758 Crowns Point Albany 2 rare maps Louisbourg harbor Cape BretonBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The Gentleman's and London Magazine, for August, 1758.
Dublin, John Exshaw.
pp. 54. Periodical, extracted from bound volume, complete as issued. Both maps by anonymous engravers.
Scarce pair of mid-18th century maps relating to this infamous military campaign attack on Fort Ticonderoga near Lake Champlain on the edge of Vermont and Lake George in New York. Maps still within the periodical as issued, Canada map defective as seen (lacking a small sliver along right edge). NY Hudson River- Lake George map trimmed narrow as typical and unavoidable due to format size, and with a tiny binding hole near top gutter inset
Two rare maps, much more so in the original periodical context as issued, with text relating to them.
Book measures: 7 3/4" H X 5" W.
Includes full page engraved map relating to North America:
The Country between Crown Point and Albany being the great path from theEnglish to the French Settlements in North America.
Map sheet measures: 7 3/4" H X 5" W.
Printed area measures: 7 1/4" H X 4 1/4" W.
Canada map (oblong folding format):
A Plan of the harbour and Town of Louisbourg in the Island of Cape Breton, Drawn on the Spot.
Jolly, Maps in British Periodicals, vol. II, GAL-60 & GAL-59.
Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada- V. III, 913, plate 682 (showing this example to be approx 95-8% complete, the small portion lacking along right edge representing a small sliver of the engraved map, containing no text of note or interest.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 44 (noting Ridge was Irish).