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Auction 128, Lot 152

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

Subject: Canada, Quebec

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11 x 7.5 inches
27.9 x 19.1 cm
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This attractive and historical map of Quebec presents the city as it would have appeared when the French surrendered at the end of 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. The list at right names and keys 24 buildings, batteries, forts; it locates Fort S. Louis, the Hotel Dieu, St. Roch. The map locates Ancient retrenchment, the high village, and more. This terrific plan is oriented with north to the right as indicated by a decorative compass rose and fleur-de-lys.

References: Kershaw #1054.

Condition: A+

Folding as issued on thick hand laid paper with wide margins. Fine hand coloring and dark impression. Two small watercolor smudges, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/20/2009