Auction 127, Lot 122

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

Subject: Canada, Quebec

Period: 1759 (dated)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 13 inches
42.4 x 33 cm

This handsome map vividly illustrates the English siege and attack on Quebec 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+

Beautiful impression and fine color with very wide margins. Near fine less some light offsetting in blank area to left of cartouche.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/25/2009