Auction 141, Lot 122

"Vorstellung einiger Gegenden und Plaetze in Nord-America unter Franzoesisch und Englische Jurisdiction Gehoerig…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Quebec, Halifax & Louisbourg, Canada

Period: 1756 (dated)

Publication: Stadt-Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

20 x 17.7 inches
50.8 x 45 cm

This interesting sheet contains three bird's-eye plans of towns in Canada: Louisbourg, Quebec and Halifax. Each plan depicts the towns in detail, with structures identified with a lettered key and the surrounding topography graphically depicted. The plans of Quebec and Louisbourg both bear French text to signify that the cities were under French control at the time. The plan of Halifax, with English text, is depicted shortly after its founding by the British government in 1749.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #275; Kershaw #1051; Tooley (Amer) p.214, #134.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling and a faint damp stain at bottom. The centerfold has been reinforced on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/5/2012