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Auction 130, Lot 124

"A Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Montreal, or Ville Marie in Canada", Anon.

Subject: Montreal, Canada

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Grand Magazine of Magazines

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 4.5 inches
19.1 x 11.4 cm
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This rare and detailed plan of Montreal delineates the small town built between the St. Laurence on one side and steep cliffs on the other. The surrounding fortifications, individual buildings and streets are noted, as are the cultivated fields above the cliffs. Many buildings are keyed A-Y and relate to the article The Importance of Montreal in the December 1758 issue of the rare Grand Magazine of Magazines. The first issue was in July 1758 and the publication ceased with the November 1759 issue. The map was engraved by B. Cole. A rare issue for which we find no past sales records.

References: Jolly GMOM-14.

Condition: A

Three tiny binding stitch holes in wide upper margin, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009