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Auction 120, Lot 145

"A Particular Map, to Illustrate Gen. Amherst's Expedition, to Montreal; with a Plan of the Town & Draught of ye Island", Gibson, John

Subject: United States & Canada

Period: 1759 (circa)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

After the fall of Quebec, Montreal was the sole remaining French power center in Canada. The British General, Jeffery Amherst, occupied Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point in the fall of 1759. He began a three-pronged offensive converging on Montreal the following spring. When Vaudreuil de Cavagnal surrendered on September 8, 1760, this ended the last major campaign of the French and Indian War. This map shows the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City to the Great Falls of Niagara 140ft and over to include the Hudson River, Albany and Lake Champlain. Details include several forts, Drowned Lands, and Indian tribes. Insets of the environs of Montreal Island and a plan of the walled city of Montreal are included.

References: Jolly GENT-145.

Condition: B+

There is a small area of text show-through in the inset, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 7/18/2007