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Auction 184, Lot 147

"[Lot of 3] Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis Quebec Jusqu'au Lac Ontario... [and] Plan of the Forts Ontario and Oswego... [and] Charte der Neuen Niederlassungen in Ober Canada nach der Smythschen Charte",

Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada, Great Lakes

Period: 1757-1814 (circa)

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A. Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis Quebec Jusqu'au Lac Ontario pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from Histoire Generale des Voyages, dated 1757, black & white (11.3 x 7.5"). A detailed map of the region between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to Quebec. The map extends to Lake Champlain and Lake George, as well as Lake Nepessing in Michigan, with numerous portages named on the interconnecting waterways. Locates Montreal. There are a number of forts named, including Ft. Toronto, Ft. Oswego, and Ft. Georges. Condition: On watermarked paper with light offsetting and some minor toning along the sheet edges. (B+)

B. Plan of the Forts Ontario and Oswego, with Part of the River Onondago and Lake Ontario, from Gentleman's Magazine, published 1757, black & white (1.9 x 7.0"). This small map depicts the fortifications of Fort Oswego and Ontario at the mouth of the Oswego River. The two forts were constructed by the British to protect the southeastern side of Lake Ontario, but the French destroyed them in 1756. The British rebuilt Fort Ontario in 1759. On a sheet of English text measuring 5.1 x 8.1". Issued in the February 1757 issue of Gentleman's Magazine. Reference: Jolly #Gent-103. Condition: A hint of toning. (A)

C. Charte der Neuen Niederlassungen in Ober Canada nach der Smythschen Charte, by I.C.M.R., dated 1814, hand color (12.4 x 7.6"). This is a reduced version of David William Smyth's map of Ontario that provides excellent detail of the area around the Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron, and shows townships in upper New York state and Canada. David William Smyth was Canada's first Surveyor General. Condition: Issued folding with minor foxing mostly in the top blank margin. (A)

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Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/15/2021

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