Vorstellung einiger Gegenden und Plaetze in Nord-America unter Franzoesisch und Englische Jurisdiction
Attractive map of the Canadian cities of Louisbourg, Quebec and Halifax by the Homann heirs.
Homann most likely published this map in response to European interest in the events of the Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian War.
Both the Quebec City and Louisbourg maps have French text to signify that the cities were under French control at the time. The Louisbourg plan shows the entrance to the harbor and some of the surrounding territory. Louisbourg was one of the main keys to French rule on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The city was taken by the British shortly after this map was made. The map of Quebec City details the city's buildings and impressive fortifications. Quebec was another strategic bastion of the French army and the capital of French North America. Although its position on a promontory and its fortifications made it almost impossible to attack, the city eventually fell to the English in 1759 at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
The map of Halifax, with English text, is shown shortly after its founding by the British government in 1749. The map details the entrance to Halifax harbor, the city and some of the surrounding countryside. A large inset, in the lower left quadrant, illustrates the city of Halifax in more detail, with particular attention to its defences and fortifications.