Auction 153, Lot 111

"Quebek, de Hoofdstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens...", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Quebec City, Canada

Period: 1759 (dated)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwordige Staat van Amerika

Color: Black & White

16.9 x 12.9 inches
42.9 x 32.8 cm

This handsome map vividly illustrates the English siege and attack on Quebec that resulted in the city's capture and ultimately the end of the French and Indian War. Tirion closely copied these details from a similar plan by Thomas Jefferys. The naval and army positions are graphically depicted and keyed to a table at upper right. There is a small inset of "De Rivier boven Quebek" at upper left. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Kershaw #1018; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #25.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint offsetting and a few minor spots. Binding trim at lower right.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/20/2015