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Auction 134, Lot 117

"[Lot of 4 - Canada]",

Subject: Canada

Period: 1755-1821 (published)


Color: Black & White

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1. Quebec, Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1821, London, 8.5" x 5.5". This engraved view is from across the river with good detail of the small city on a hill above the river. In the foreground are a three-masted sailboat, a small sailing skiff and duck hunter with his dog. Stained.

2. A Perspective View of Montreal in Canada, Universal Magazine, circa 1755, 10" x 5.5". Very nicely rendered and boldly engraved view from the river with Montreal along the shoreline. No engraver credited. Toned.

3. A View of the Bay of Gaspe, in the Government of Quebec, Situate in the Gulf of St. Laurence, circa 1760, 9.5" x 6". The legend identifies the house on the beach in which General Wolf resided in 1759. Copper engraved and idyllic scene along the river that shows boaters and hunters in the foreground. Stained.

4. A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg; shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which the English landed, also their Encampment during the Siege in 1745, Gentleman's Magazine, London, 1758, 10" x 7.6". This historical map is pre-French and Indian War and covers the vicinity of Louisburg with batteries, light house, military quarters, etc. It shows the fortified city of Louisburg, the French Settlement, Black Cape, White Cape, the location where the New England Forces landed and of several regiments, and more. The large inset at upper right is "A Map of the Island of Cape Brenton" which includes part of Nova Scotia to Country Har. Territorial disputes developed between the British and French which led to the 1750 conference in Paris to try to solve these disputes. No settlement was reached which soon led to the French and Indian War. This March 1758 map has a compass rose in the main map and another in the inset. Jolly GENT-114. Stained.


Condition: B

Each is toned or stained.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 12/1/2010