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Auction 142, Lot 120

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

Subject: Quebec, Canada

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 7.8 inches
28.4 x 19.8 cm

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 and forts; it locates Fort S. Louis, the Hotel Dieu and 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 with fleur-de-lys.

References: Kershaw #1054.

Condition: A

Issued folding with light printer's ink residue along the plate mark at right and a few tiny spots.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012