Rare first state of Edward Oakley's plan of Quebec, first published by John Rocque in January, 1759.
Oakley's plan depicts the fortifications of Quebec, with an account of a naval battle in the inset.
The text provides a brief history of Quebec, dating back to Champlain, with an account of the British Sieges of Quebec in 1690 (William Phipps), 1711 (Walker & Hill commanders), and 1746 (Admrial Lestock).
The present example is the first state of the map, pre-dating the October 1759 addition of the inset "A Draught of the port of the River St. Laurence," which can be seen on Clements Library and other examples: http://clements.umich.edu/exhibits/online/1759/1759-Items/09d-Oaklet.Quebec.jpg
The first state is extremely rare. We were unable to locate any illustrated examples.