America Septentrionalis. Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto. London: William Henry Toms and R.W. Seale, 1733. " /> [POPPLE, Henry]. Views of "Quebec" and "New York," comprising one half-sheet panel from Popple's <I>America Septentrionalis. Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto.</I> London: William Henry Toms and R.W. Seale, 1733. | Christie's
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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 219 A

    [POPPLE, Henry]. Views of "Quebec" and "New York," comprising one half-sheet panel from Popple's America Septentrionalis. Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto. London: William Henry Toms and R.W. Seale, 1733.

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    [POPPLE, Henry]. Views of "Quebec" and "New York," comprising one half-sheet panel from Popple's America Septentrionalis. Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto. London: William Henry Toms and R.W. Seale, 1733.
    Engraved view, 540 x 340 mm approximately. (Scattered spotting.) Matted and framed.

    Two finely detailed engraved views of New York and Quebec, from Popple's monumental 20-sheet map, "the most spectacular of the eighteenth-century English cartographic publications" (Fowble). The depiction of Quebec is apparently related to an image of the city from 1718 published by Nicholas de Fer; it features a key (A through k) identifying landmarks including the Fort, the cathedral, seminary, Hotel Dieu, and hospital. The New York view owes much to the famous panoramic view by William Burgis, first published in 1717. It depicts the city as seen from Brooklyn Heights, and the key (A through O) pinpoints features such as the Fort at the tip of Manhattan, part of Governor's Island (Nutten Island), the Dutch Church (finished in 1731), Trinity Church (the tallest structure in the city) "Great Dock" and City Hall. In the East River are a number of single-masted schooners and one large three-masted vessel. The full map: Cumming 216; Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America, 6; Howes P-481; Phillips Maps, p. 569; Sabin 64140.


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