Auction 154, Lot 84

"A Plan of the City & Fortifications of Louisburg… [on sheet with] A Plan of the City and Harbour of Louisburg…", Gridley, Richard (Lt. Col.)

Subject: Eastern Canada, Louisburg

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm

Handsome map covering the vicinity of Louisburg with two maps on the sheet. First is a bird's eye plan of the fortified city showing the batteries, lighthouse, military quarters, etc. The second is a plan of the vicinity with an inset of Gabarus Bay. Both include delicately engraved title cartouches that include brief descriptions of the battles fought in 1745 and large compass roses.

References: Jolly #UNIV-66; Kershaw #912.

Condition: B+

A strong impression, issued folding on watermarked paper with a few tiny spots, two tiny splits at fold intersections, and a binding trim at lower right that has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/16/2015