Sign In

Forgot Password Create Account
Stock# 58342mb
Description

Rare separately published plan of the Siege of Quebec, published by William Faden in London.

Of note, the map locates as "M" the place where Colonel Benedict Arnold "made his attack on the 31st of December."

Condition Description
Minor soiling.
William Faden Biography

William Faden (1749-1836) was a prominent London mapmaker and publisher. He worked in close partnership with the prolific Thomas Jeffreys from 1773 to 1776. In 1783, Faden assumed ownership of the Jeffreys firm and was named Geographer to the King in the same year. Faden specialized in depictions of North America and also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts. After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice.