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Auction 156, Lot 117

"Quebek, de Hoofdstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens: door Engelschen Belegerd en by Verdrag Bemagtigd, in 't Jaar 1759", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Quebec City, Canada

Period: 1759 (dated)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie van Amerika...

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 13.1 inches
43.4 x 33.3 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+

Attractive color on watermarked paper with a few small spots of foxing and a couple of extraneous creases. Marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/17/2016