Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (263 x 204mm.), folding aquatint frontispiece view of Quebec, 26 aquatint plates, (some folding, most hand-coloured), folding map of St. Lawrence, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 4 views and a folding plan not mentioned in the list of plates, final leaf with list of plates and advertisements, contemporary half calf, marbled boards,
folding plan cut out and mounted, some staining and offsetting, rebacked retaining original spine, repaired at extremities
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: cf. Abbey,
Travel 618 (list of plates); Hill (2004) 801; Sabin 31489; Staton & Tremaine 805
Provenance: Maria Elizabeth Tucker, 1839, ownership inscription; Panos Gratsos, bookplates; sale in these rooms, 27 September 1990, lot 587
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