Auction 108, Lot 127

"A Particular Map, to Illustrate Gen. Amherst's Expedition, to Montreal; with a plan of the Town & Draught of ye Island", Gibson, John

Subject: Canada

Period: 1760 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

After the fall of Quebec, Montreal was the sole remaining French power center in Canada. The British General, Jeffrey Amherst, occupied Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point in the fall of 1759. He began a three-pronged offensive converging on Montreal the following spring. When Vaudreuil de Cavagnal surrendered on September 8, 1760, this ended the last major campaign of the French and Indian War. Shows Quebec City south to Niagara and Albany. Insets of Montreal Island and environs and a plan of the walled city of Montreal. Still bound in the original October 1760 issue.

References: Jolly GENT-145.

Condition: A

Crisp, dark impression on fine hand-laid paper. Fly specks at right margin.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/29/2004