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Auction 125, Lot 122

"An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence, from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency", Gibson, John

Subject: Canada

Period: 1759 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

7 x 4 inches
17.8 x 10.2 cm

This map details the Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War of 1759. It was issued shortly after the capture of Quebec and shows the positions of all the British and French troops and their lines, defensive works, encampments, and numerous warships in the river, some named. This small map delineates rivers, roads, and towns in the vicinity around Quebec. Very detailed on a scale of about one inch per mile. An important French and Indian War map that was published halfway through the conflict.

References: Jolly (Maps of America) #122; Jolly GENT-137.

Condition: A

Some short marginal tears not affecting map image.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/24/2008