Auction 117, Lot 104

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

Subject: Canada, Quebec

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.7 x 8.2 inches
29.7 x 20.8 cm

This is the second edition of De Fer's interesting map illustrating 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 ended in disaster 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+

Crisp engraving. Overall pleasant toning with some spots of foxing and a couple of later pen marks in blank margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 12/6/2006