Auction 114, Lot 106

"Quebec, Ville de l'Amerique Septentrionale, dans la Nouvelle France avec Titre d'Eveche…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Canada, Quebec

Period: 1694 (dated)

Publication: Introduction a la Fortifications…

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.2 inches
30 x 20.8 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. First state, engraved by Herman van Loon.

References: Kershaw #276.

Condition: A

Some foxing, ink page number and a tear in blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/1/2006