Quebec


Quebec 1759 MHS Digital Image 2762


Edward Oakley, 1759
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Full Title: A plan of Quebec; Maker: Edward Oakley; Publisher: [London] : Publish???d according to act of Parliament Octobr. 1759 by E. Oakley & Sold by J. Rocque ..., Oct. 1759.; Date: 1759; Description: Founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, the city of Quebec stood on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the main route into Canada. Its vital location made Quebec the most important city in French Canada, and French merchants filled the lower town, between the river and the bluffs, with their homes and warehouses. The citadel and public buildings dominated the upper town, which stood on the bluffs 300 feet above the river. These cliffs provided natural protection against an attack from the water, but on the land side a large open plain extended beyond the city walls. An enemy approaching from this direction would have a much greater chance of victory.; MHS Digital Image: 2762

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 Quebec 1759 MHS Digital Image 2762

Country/Location:

 

Continent/Location:

 Quebec

Publish Date:

 1759

Publisher:

 Edward Oakley

Number Maps in the Atlas:

 1


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