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Plan du Port et de la Ville de Louisbourg en l’Isle Royale, et des Attaques Faites par les Anglois Pendant le Siége Dépuis le 8 Juin Jusqu’au 26 Juillet 1758, [1758].
Courtesy Richard H. Brown.
During the early 18th century, Île Royale – present-day Cape Breton Island – was home to a group of displaced French settlers from Newfoundland. A fortress was constructed in 1713 at Louisbourg to protect French Canada from the enemy. The British laid siege to Louisbourg in 1758 during the French and Indian War. Prepared by a French cartographer, this map depicts the city and fortress during this six-week struggle. With a decisive British victory, the island was ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, and renamed Cape Breton.

 

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