Auction 111, Lot 251

"Plan of Fort du Quesne before it was Destroyed", Anon.

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Grand Magazine of Magazines

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 7.3 inches
10.4 x 18.5 cm

Charming little map of Fort Duquesne at the fork of the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers, noted as being destroyed in 1758 and "now called Pittsburg." Also located is Braddock's Fields, site of the infamous defeat of General Braddock at the hands of the French and Indians. The Grand Magazine of Magazines was a short-lived publication issued between July 1758 and December 1759. Maps from this magazine are very scarce.

References: Jolly GMOM-17.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/8/2005