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Auction 167, Lot 67

"Grundriss der Stadt Quebec", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Quebec, Canada

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Land…

Color: Black & White

11 x 7.7 inches
27.9 x 19.6 cm

German edition. This attractive and historical map of Quebec presents the city as it would have appeared when the French surrendered at the end of the French and Indian War. It is based on earlier plans by Bellin, first published in 1744, that continued to be the definitive view for many years. The list at right names and keys 24 buildings, batteries and forts; it locates Fort S. Louis, the Hotel Dieu and St. Roch. The map locates an ancient retrenchment, the high village, and more. This terrific plan is oriented with north to the right as indicated by a decorative compass rose with fleur-de-lys.

References: Kershaw #1055.

Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a couple negligible spots.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/28/2018