Auction 110, Lot 91

"Quebec Ville de l'Amerique Septentrionale…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Canada

Period: 1696 (published)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.7 x 8 inches
29.7 x 20.3 cm

This interesting map illustrates Sir William Phips' attack on Quebec in 1690. Phips, full of confidence from his recent military success at Port Royal, mustered a fleet from Boston for the expedition. The operation was disastrous when the under-equipped force discovered the extensive defenses at Quebec. The map provides a great view of the battle lines of the fleet and details of the French defenses, based on manuscripts recorded by Villeneuve.

References: Kershaw #279.

Condition: B

Some minor stains in map.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/2/2005

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