Auction 170, Lot 124

"An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence, from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency", Gibson, John

Subject: Quebec City, Canada

Period: 1759 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 4.1 inches
18.5 x 10.4 cm

This map details the 1759 "Battle of Quebec" during the French and Indian War. It was issued shortly after the capture of Quebec and shows the positions of all the British and French troops and their lines, defensive works, encampments, and numerous warships in the river, some named. This small map delineates rivers, roads, and towns in the vicinity around Quebec on a scale of about one inch per mile. An important French and Indian war map that was published half-way through the conflict. Issued in the November 1759 issue of Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-137.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light offsetting from an opposing page of text and a small chip confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $65

Closed on 11/14/2018