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Auction 135, Lot 122

"A Plan of the City of Quebec", Weld, Isaac

Subject: Quebec, Canada

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication: Travels Through the States of North America

Color: Black & White

9.4 x 6.6 inches
23.9 x 16.8 cm

This is a uncommon plan of Quebec that contains a very decorative title cartouche with trees, ships in the harbor and a man planting the French flag. There is excellent detail of street layout with a legend in the lower left locating the more important buildings and places of the city. The protective fortifications and walls are well shown. Distance scale in the lower margin is in feet. This map is virtually identical to Andrews' edition but lacks the date in the cartouche, the engravers attribution, hatching has been added to the buildings and the waterline is emphasized with additional printing. Printed on early machine-made paper.

References: Kershaw #1079.

Condition: A+

Fine example with strong impression, unfolded as issued. A beautiful uncolored example, as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/16/2011