Auction 103, Lot 103

"Quebek de Hoofstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens: door de Engelschen belegerd en by Verdrag bemagtigd, in 't jaar 1759", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Canada - Quebec

Period: 1769 (published)


Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 12.8 inches
42.7 x 32.5 cm

A handsome copper-engraved map, closely copied from a similar plan by Thomas Jeffreys. The map depicts the English siege and attack on Quebec, which resulted in the city's capture and ultimately the end of the French and Indian War. Small inset of "De Rivier boven Quebek". Key in upper right identifies the fleets, batteries, fortifications etc. Compass rose and rococo-style title cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) 657-13.

Condition: A

Lightly toned.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/11/2003