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Auction 126, Lot 109

"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

7.3 x 4 inches
18.5 x 10.2 cm
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This map details the 1759 "Battle of Quebec" during the French and Indian War. 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 half-way through the conflict.

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

Condition: B+

Very nice impression with original margins. Some toning or foxing at left side.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/3/2008