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Auction 153, Lot 113

"Plan of the Town & Fortifications of Montreal, or Ville Marie in Canada", Anon.

Subject: Montreal, Canada

Period: 1760 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 6.6 inches
24.9 x 16.8 cm

This is the second state of this plan published in the October 1760 issue of London Magazine, distinguished from the first state by the lack of date along the top neatline and the rounded "V" in the title. In addition to the city's fortifications, various gardens, a Jesuit church and convent, an arsenal, the general hospital, a marketplace, and more are depicted. The St. Lawrence River runs along the bottom of the plan. An inset at top right provides a view of the city with numbers that correspond to a key on an opposing page of text (not included here).

References: Jolly #LOND-193; Sellers & Van Ee #615.

Condition: A

A crisp impression issued folding with a few short archivally repaired fold separations and several minute worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/20/2015