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? Samuel Holland (1728-1801)

Quebec, 1759 c.1759

Pen and ink and watercolour on thin paper | Scale: not stated. 1:30,200 approx. | RCIN 732098

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A map of the environs of Quebec, June-August 1759. French and Indian War (1754-63). Oriented with north-west to top. 

The tentative attribution to Samuel Holland is made partly on stylistic grounds; he was known to Wolfe and took part on the Quebec expedition in the capacity of engineer in 1759.

  • ? Samuel Holland (1728-1801) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 876

    Condition: two fold lines; top right corner cut off diagonally. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:30,200 approx.

    30.3 x 46.9 cm (image)

    30.3 x 48.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Additional text:

    [left, a key, A-I, K-L, N, O-Q, to the detail on the map:] References. [Right, a key, a-i, k-t:] Defences of Quebeck to the Water.


    George III heading: Quebec. June, July, and Aug.t 1759.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Quebec A drawn Plan of the Environs of Quebec relative to the Operations of the British Forces under General Wolfe against that place in June, July and August 1759.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Quebec, Canada (46°47'51"N 71°13'34"W)

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