Loading map viewer...

A PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND FORTIFICATIONS OF LOUISBOURG : The Harbour Survey'd by Cap.t Phi; Durrell The Fortifications by Cap.t W:m Hen:y Bastide Anno 1745



Bastide, John Henry, approximately 1700-1770


Durell, Philip, -1766

Former owner

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Former owner

Smyth, W. H. (William Henry), 1788-1865

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies




The Harbour Survey'd by Cap.t Phi; Durrell The Fortifications by Cap.t W:m Hen:y Bastide,


Scale approximately 1:6,300




British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • Fortification--Nova Scotia--Louisbourg--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military art and science--Nova Scotia--Louisbourg--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Louisbourg (N.S.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Louisbourg (N.S.)--History--Siege, 1745--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Canada
  • Louisbourg
  • North and Central America
  • Nova Scotia

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour, 52 x 73 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
  • Relief shown by shading.
  • Sounding depths are given.
  • Shows title in decorative cartouche at upper left.
  • Shows a lettered key at upper right including references to munitions - their quantities and positions.
  • Shows "A Scale of half a Mile" in a decorative surround at lower right.
  • Shows a decorative compass rose at the centre of Louisbourg Harbour with emanating lines. Lines are also depicted for other features (sight lines and trajectories).
  • Compare Maps K.Top.119.89. for an exact (?) copy of this map.
  • Compare other maps of Louisbourg linked to Bastide in the R.U.S.I. collection (Add Ms 57,702.8 / Add Ms 57,702.9 / Add Ms 57,702.11 / Add Ms 57.702.12.) - copies of the map by different hands?
  • Copy at Add Ms 57,702.10. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXVII. Shows manuscript addition of "A 28/75" in pencil at lower left. Shows manuscript addition of "55" in pencil at lower centre. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "19". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 28 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso shows "A 28/75". Yellow circular label (blank) to verso. Manuscript additions to verso in ink show "Presented by Capt. W. H. Smyth" and "North America Nr 17".



Digital Library