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Auction 123, Lot 129

"Plan de la Ville de Quebec", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada, Quebec

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 8.1 inches
34.3 x 20.6 cm

This attractive and informative map of Quebec presents the city as it would have appeared at the time of the French surrender, ending the French and Indian War. It is based on earlier plans by Bellin, first published in 1744, that continued to be the definitive view for many years. A list at right keys and names 24 buildings, batteries, forts and more. This terrific plan of Quebec is oriented with north to the right as indicated by a decorative compass rose and fleur-de-lys.

References: Kershaw #1054.

Condition: A

A few insignificant spots or foxing in map image, still very good. Strong impression on thick hand laid paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/20/2008