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Auction 191, Lot 120

"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, Canada

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 13 inches
43.4 x 33 cm
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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

Issued folding with a binding trim at right, a tiny hole at a fold intersection, and a couple of tiny stains at bottom right. There is light toning and chipping along the top edge of the sheet, well away from the image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/8/2023