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Auction 107, Lot 112

"A Plan of the City & Fortifications of Louisburg… [on sheet with] A Plan of the City and Harbour of Louisburg…", Gridley, Richard (Lt. Col.)

Subject: Canada

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm
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Handsome map covering the vicinity of Louisburg with two maps on the sheet. First is a bird's eye plan of the fortified city showing the batteries, lighthouse, military quarters, etc. The second is a plan of the vicinity with an inset of Gabarus Bay. Both include delicately engraved title cartouches that include brief descriptions of the battles fought in 1745 and large compass roses.

References: Jolly UNIV-66.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed with folds reinforced with tissue on verso. Repaired tear through upper cartouche. Margin extended at binding trim.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/9/2004