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Title Veüe du port de Louis-Bourg dans l'Isle Royalle
Document Type Map; Art
Description View of Louisbourg detailing its buildings, fortifications, and fishing industry; keyed to references A-I and L-N in bottom margin. Includes drawings of many boats and ships.
Places Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Keywords France, New France, fort, settlement, white settlement, white settlers
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript view: hand-coloured; 415 x 733 mm, on sheet 561 x 750 mm.

Pen-and-ink and watercolour (green, blue, brown, yellow, red); mounted on cloth.

Additional Information

Sheet 95 of 115 numbered leaves in the Cartes Marines Manuscript Map Collection, detailing French colonial interests worldwide. Compiled c.1640-c.1726, probably under the direction of prominent members of the Besenval family, who served as high military officers and diplomats for the French crown, the maps detail French colonial interests in the style of military and naval cartographers. Most sheets are anonymous and undated. Bound together in 1727 as an atlas comprised of 117 numbered leaves; maps later disbound and mounted on cloth. All sheets are drawn with pen-and-ink and watercolour; most were previously folded. Each leaf catalogued individually.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 30 sheet 95
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue