5 results, ordered by Publication Date
Color printing. [Jacques-Fabien] Gautier [D’Agoty] / Gautier fils (engraver), CARTE ABR[E]GEE du CANADA levee sur les lieux par M.*** resident a Quebec année 1754. Paris: [Gautier], 1755.

18th-century cartographic color printing, by Gautier D’Agoty

A rare and fascinating thematic map of northeastern North America by a French artist, printer, anatomist and crackpot geologist, remarkable also as an early example of color printing. A former pupil of Jacob Christoph Le Blon, and a pioneer in color-printing, Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty (1717-1785) improved on the methods of his teacher by developing […]

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William Faden plan of the 1775-76 siege of Quebec

Superb William Faden plan of the 1775-76 Siege of Quebec

The finest contemporary plan of Montgomery and Arnold’s siege of Quebec during the opening year of the Revolution, published only four months after the lifting of the siege. In May 1775 a force under Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured the British forts at Crown Point and Ticonderoga, from which were taken the cannon that […]

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Scarce and attractive plan of Louisbourg fortress

A scarce retrospective plan depicting the strategic fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, site of one of the most significant British victories of the French and Indian War. After the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht left them in control of Cape Breton Island, the French began constructing a huge fortress at Louisbourg. The site provided […]

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Case map of Nova Scotia

This large and attractive case map depicts Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the eastern areas of New Brunswick. Hatchuring indicates areas of higher elevation, and symbols and a colored key are used to depict railroads, roads, telegraph stations, gold and coal mining areas, post offices and ports of entry. Throughout the map are notes […]

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A[lbert] Ruger, PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA 1879. [Akron: Albert Ruger, 1879?]

Rare bird’s-eye view of Halifax Nova Scotia

A fine 1879 bird’s-eye view of Halifax, Nova Scotia by Albert Ruger, one of the most significant of 19th-century American viewmakers. Blessed with an enormous and sheltered natural harbor, Halifax was first settled by the British in 1749. During the French & Indian War the town became the Royal Navy’s North American  headquarters, and the […]

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