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Auction 116, Lot 105

"A Plan of the City & Fortifications of Louisburg… [on sheet with] A Plan of the City and Harbour of Louisburg…", Gridley, Richard (Lt. Col.)

Subject: Canada

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm
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Handsome map that covers the vicinity of Louisburg with two maps on the sheet. First is a bird's-eye plan of the fortified city showing the batteries, lighthouse, military quarters, etc. The second is a plan of the vicinity with an inset of Gabarus Bay. Both include delicately engraved title cartouches that include brief descriptions of the battles fought in 1745 and large compass roses.

References: Jolly UNIV-66; Kershaw #912.

Condition: A

Issued folded, now pressed with attractive later color. Binding trim replaced at upper right.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/20/2006