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Auction 175, Lot 84

"A View of Louisburg in North America, Taken from the Light House When That City Was Beseiged in 1758", Bowles, Carrington

Subject: Cape Breton Island, Canada

Period: 1772 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.4 x 6 inches
26.4 x 15.2 cm
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This is a reduced version of an important view of Louisburg that was originally drawn by Charles Ince, engraved by Pierre Charles Canot, and published in Scenographia Americana in 1768. The view is taken from above the lighthouse with supplies and a cannon being transported down to the harbor, which is filled with ships. The town of Louisbourg is shown at center with the coastline in the background.


Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with pleasant light toning.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/13/2019