Chart of Canada River: from ye island of Anticosty as far up as Quebeck, ye islands, locks, shoals, & soundings as they appear at low water
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After the conquest of Louisburg, Governor Shirley began organizing an attack on Quebec. During the preparations, this chart of the St. Lawrence River was engraved by Johnston, a "Boston house painter, japanner, engraver, painter of coats of arms, church singer, publisher of singing-books and pioneer New England builder of organs." The chart notes French settlements and provides some hydrographic data, all based on an unidentified "French draft." Given how little was known about the area, it was fortunate that the expedition was cancelled, perhaps due to British concerns that another military success might encourage the colonies to pursue a more independent course. Boston Public Library copy joined into one sheet. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Includes references and legend in the title cartouche below the title. Includes illustrated profiles of the Lady Mountains and the Lewis Mountains.
|Johnston, Thomas, 1708-1767|
|Boston Public Library|
|Engraven, printed and sold by Thos. Johnston Boston|
|Saint Lawrence River--Maps|
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