Auction 169, Lot 127

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

Subject: Quebec City, Canada

Period: 1759 (dated)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 12.8 inches
42.7 x 32.5 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 therefore the Hedendaagsche Historie was not completed until 1803.

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

Condition: A

Lovely impression and original color on watermarked paper, with a tiny hole under <i>Noorder Kanaal</i> and printer's ink residue at top left.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2018