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Auction 182, Lot 115

"A Plan of the City & Fortifications of Louisburg… [on sheet with] A Plan of the City and Harbour of Louisburg…", Gridley, Richard (Lt. Col.)

Subject: Louisburg, Canada

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm
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Handsome map covering the vicinity of Louisburg with two maps on the sheet. First is a bird's eye plan of the fortified city showing the batteries, lighthouse, military quarters, etc. The second is a plan of the vicinity with an inset of Gabarus Bay. Both include delicately engraved title cartouches that include brief descriptions of the battles fought in 1745 and large compass roses.

References: Jolly #UNIV-66; Kershaw #912.

Condition: B+

A strong impression, issued folding on watermarked paper with a few tiny spots of foxing. There is a binding trim at lower right that has been replaced with old paper and associated 3.5" binding tear that has been professionally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/28/2021