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Description

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.

Condition Description
Trimmed to credit line at lower margin. Archivally backed. Minor tears at top left corner, repaired on verso.
Reference
Stevens & Tree, 72a.