Auction 149, Lot 107

"The City of Quebec with Historical Notes",

Subject: Quebec City, Canada

Period: 1932 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
33.4 x 25.1 inches
84.8 x 63.8 cm

This eye-catching pictorial map of Quebec City is in the style of Macdonald Gill, best known for his humorous London Underground map. The densely filled map displays parks, buildings, named streets and historic notations. A note in the bottom right corner states that "this map commenced in 1926- completed in 1932-... Dimensions & proportions must not be taken seriously. It being the intention of the author to amuse & instruct." Decorated by numerous coats of arms and a large compass rose. Created by S.H. Maw.

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Condition: A

A bright and colorful example with just a few tiny splits at fold intersections. Issued folding.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014

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