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Auction 169, Lot 125


"A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg; Shewing That Part of Gabarus Bay in Which the English Landed, Also Their Encampment During the Siege in 1745", Anon.

Subject: Nova Scotia, Canada

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 7.6 inches
25.7 x 19.3 cm
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This historical pre-French and Indian War map covers the vicinity of Louisburg with batteries, light house, military quarters, etc. It shows the fortified city of Louisburg, the French Settlement, Black Cape, White Cape, the location were the New England Forces landed and of several regiments, and more. The large inset at upper left is "A Map of the Island of Cape Brenton" which includes part of Nova Scotia to Country Har. Territorial disputes developed between the British and French which led to the 1750 conference in Paris to try to solve these disputes. No settlement was reached which soon led to the French and Indian War. This March 1758 map has a compass rose in the main map and another in the inset.

References: Jolly #GENT-114.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression issued folding with some light offsetting. The right margin has been trimmed close to the neatline.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/12/2018