Auction 110, Lot 96

"Quebek, de Hoofdstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Canada

Period: 1769 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 13 inches
43.2 x 33 cm

A very handsome map vividly illustrating the English siege and attack on Quebec, which resulted in the city's capture and ultimately the end of the French and Indian War. Tirion closely copied the details from a similar plan by Thomas Jefferys. The naval and army positions are graphically depicted and keyed to a table at upper right. Small inset of "De Rivier boven Quebek" at upper left. Decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Kershaw #1018.

Condition: A

Faint offsetting, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/2/2005