Canadian Art, Culture and History

November 07 - 12, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 60
Isaak Tirion (1705-1765)
  • Isaak Tirion (1705-1765)

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Isaak Tirion (1705-1765)

QUEBEK DE HOOFDSTAD VAN KANADA AAN DE RIVIER VAN ST. LAURENS

hand coloured engraved map detailing the 1759 Siege of Quebec (Battle of the Plains of Abraham) including positions of the British and French fleets, the placement of batteries on both sides of the St. Lawrence, the bombardment of Quebec and a key noting positions of major English forces in the battle, including Admiral Holmes, Admiral Sunders, General Monckton, Major Hardy, and General Wolf, published at Amsterdam, 1765
sheet 17.25 x 21.5 in — 43.8 x 54.6 cm

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $276
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About artist/note:

After a three-month siege of the city by the British, the actual battle lasted only about 15 minutes. Both Generals Wolfe and Montcalm were killed during the encounter.