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Capt. J. Carver

There are also four insets which are a credit to Carver’s attention to detail: ‘A Particular Survey of the Isles of Montreal’, ‘Plan of Montreal or Villemaire’, ‘The City of Quebec’, and the ‘Course of the St. Laurence. . .on a Larger Scale’ (from Valterie, northeast of Montreal, to Beauport, northeast of Quebec).

The tinted lines on the map delineate the jurisdiction of the new colonial Government of Quebec, as proclaimed by King George III, Oct. 7, 1763: “The Government of Quebec bounded on the Labrador Coast by the River St. John, and from thence by a Line drawn from the Head of that River through the Lake St. John, to the South end of the Lake Nipissim; from whence the said Line, crossing the River St. Lawrence, and the Lake Champlain, in 45. Degrees of North Latitude, passes along the High Lands which divide the Rivers that empty themselves into the said River St. Lawrence from those which fall into the Sea; and also along the North Coast of the Baye des Chaleurs, and the Coast of the Gulph of St. Lawrence to Cape Rosieres, and from thence crossing the Mouth of the River St. Lawrence by the West End of the Island of Anticosti, terminates at the aforesaid River of St. John.”