Auction 165, Lot 81

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

Subject: Quebec City, Canada

Period: 1759 (dated)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 13 inches
43.4 x 33 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. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was therefore not completed until 1803.

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

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a clean, bright sheet with minor toning along the edges of the sheet. A binding trim at right has been replaced with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 11/15/2017