Auction 123, Lot 130

"Quebek, de Hoofdstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Canada, Quebec

Period: 1769 (published)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 12.7 inches
42.4 x 32.3 cm

This handsome map vividly illustrates the English siege and attack on Quebec in 1759 that resulted in the city's capture and ultimately the end of the French and Indian War. Tirion closely copied these details from a similar plan by Thomas Jefferys. The naval and army positions are graphically depicted and keyed to a table at upper right. There is a small inset of "De Rivier boven Quebek" at upper left. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Kershaw #1018.

Condition: B+

Lovely impression and original color, with a tiny hole under Noorder Kanaal. There are a few minor spots in margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/20/2008

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