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Lot #251
Sold For$7,000.00(hammer price)
 $8,260.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJune 15, 2012


(CANADA) IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF PRINTS & MAPS: in a disbound folio volume comprised of approximately 165 prints including black & white engravings, lithographs, and some colored prints of important men, women and views related to Canadian history. Includes seven folding, mostly colored, maps of Canadian points of interest. A smaller number of black & white maps are mounted earlier in the volume. Based on numbering of prints this is the second of 2 vols. The late 17th C. to 19th C. prints include many important personages including but not limited to Benjamin West, Ralph Abercromby, Samuel Hearne (colored), Lord George Anson, General Benedict Arnold, Sir Francis Drake, Bougainville, Jacques Cartier (colored), Philippe Chabot (colored), Charles Roy, Jean Baptiste Colbert, Gaspard de Coligny II (one colored, one black & white), Le Cap. Jacques Cook, Francois I Roy De Fran, Washington, Marie de Medicis Royne, Edward Duke of Kent, Louis XV, Alexandre MacKenzie, Catherine Tegahkouita Iroquoise, Mort de Montcalm" (colored) and General Wolfe. Also includes vue optiques, landscapes, views of Canadian cities & more. There are approx. 12 total maps. Engraved maps include 1) "Vorstelling …Nord America…" Includes views of Quebec, Louisbourg and Halifax. By Homan. Nurnberg, 1756. Colored map. 22½" x 22". Good condition. 2) "Port du Louisbourg." By Rigaudiere after Lt. Du Roy. Undated. Black & white map. 20 7/8" x 25". Untrimmed. 3)"Le Canada ou Partie de la Nouvelle France." Upper heading reads "Nova Canadae Sive Novae Francee in America Septentionali Tabula Ad Usum Serendissimi Burgundiae". By Laillot. Paris, 1696. Partly colored with red lines. 20 7/8" x 24". Untrimmed. 4) "Parte Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada." By Bellin. Dated 1755. Black & white with heavy yellow line. 20 5/8" x 24½". 5) "Parte Occidentale de La Nouvelle France ou du Canada". By Bellin. Dated 1755. Yellow lining. 20 7/8" by 24¾". 6) "Partie Orientale du Canada". Paris, (undated, post-1755). After a work by Jefferys. Black & white. Trimmed. 20 5/8" by 25". 7) "Nova Anglia Sepentrionali Americae Implanta Anglorumique coloniis florentiffima." By Homann. Norimberge. No date. Colored. 20½" x 23". The prints are mostly in good condition and are removable to varying degrees, most are held down by just a small amount of glue on the corners. The paper backing is breaking and shows loss on many pages. The collection descended in the family of Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor, who was born in Canada in 1863 and moved to London, England, in 1905. He was a leader in the banking industry and was knighted by the King in 1913. We believe Williams-Taylor collected this volume as his active period corresponds with the paper and type of binding used. Together with three mid-18th C. black & white folio maps of "Attaques Des Retranchements Devant Le Fort Carillon en Amerique", "Attaques des Fortes De Chouaguen en Amerique" and "Le Plan De Louisbourg".

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