Plan

Plan of Fort Lévis on Île Royale (Chimney Island, NY) at the time of the August 1760 siege.

  • Accession Number 2020.30.53
  • Date 1781
  • Medium and Support ink, paper
  • Measurements 35,7 x 25,5 cm
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Historical context

In 1760, the Seven Years’ War between France and England was drawing to a close in North America. Only Fort Lévis, erected in September 1759 and named in honor of François-Gaston de Lévis (1719-1787), closed the road to an invader advancing west from Lake Ontario towards Montreal. The Canadian authorities dispatched Pierre Pouchot (1712-1769), captain in the Béarn Regiment and engineer, in the spring of 1760 to slow the advance ...

  • Accession Number 2020.30.53
  • Date 1781
  • Medium and Support ink, paper
  • Measurements 35,7 x 25,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2020.030.053
Photo by Daphnée Bouchard

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