Five Centuries of Hydrography – An Exhibition on Ancient Charts
L’entrée de la Rivière du St Laurent, et la ville de Québec dans le Canada
Bibliothèque nationale de France
This handwritten map is attributed to Franquelin. It illustrates, as a sky view, Quebec City, the Pointe de Lévis, the St. Charles River and the St. Lawrence River towards the Orleans Island. This representation clearly shows the strategic position of Quebec City, a site thus chosen by Champlain, to ensure its defense. It also presents the main establishments in Quebec City at that time.