1 April 2014
JEFFERYS, Thomas (1710-1771). Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Montreal or Ville Marie in Canada. London, 1758.
Engraved plan of Montreal, image 347 x 375 mm (350 x 533 mm sheet). (Top edge trimmed into plate margin, but not image, remargined.)
First printing of one of the most popular plans of North American cities of it's time. Jeffreys geographer to the Prince of Wales, produced maps and plans after his own surveys and from existing plans by others, including Richard Gridley, d'Anville, de la Tour and de Caylus. This map first appeared in Thomas Jefferys, The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America. London, 1760. Field 775; Howes J-83; Lande 471; Sabin 35964; Staton & Tremaine/TPL 319; Streeter sale I:128; Waldon p.454.
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