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    Sale 12260

    Books & Manuscripts

    16 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    FISHER, George Bulteel, after – J.W. Edy, publisher.

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    FISHER, George Bulteel, after – J.W. Edy, publisher.

    View of Cape Diamond, Plains of Abraham and part of the Town of Quebec, 1795.

    Hand-colored aquatint, image 410 x 605 mm (464 x 637 mm sheet). (Some light darkening.) Matted and framed.

    One of a series of six North American views based on the drawings of Goerge Bulteel Fisher. “PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRINTS OF CANADA EVER PUBLISHED were made from drawings by Lieut. G.B. Fisher. George Bulteel Fischer was ADC to Prince Edward – later the Duke of Kent, and father of the future Queen Victoria – while he was Commander-in-Chief in Nova Scotia. Six fine drawings by Fisher were engraved in aquatint and published by J. W. Edy in 1796” (Spendlove, p.22). Deak 186.


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