Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(FRENCH & INDIAN WAR.) William Elliot, engraver; after Smith. A View of the Fall of Montmorenci and the Attack made by General Wolfe (caption in English and French). Hand-colored etching, 15 x 21 3/4 inches; moderate wear including 1 1/2-inch repaired closed tear, other short tears in margin, light creases in image, mat toning. London: T. Jefferys, 5 November 1760

Additional Details

A view of the Battle of Beauport (or Montmorency) in the French and Indian War, in which British forces under General Wolfe were driven off a few miles short of Quebec City. It was originally drawn by a British officer at the scene, Captain Hervey Smith. A key identifies the British naval vessels, their advancing troops on the beach-head, the French camp, Quebec in the far distance, and more. This is the apparent first issue; it was later reprinted for Scenographia Americana in 1768, with several publishers listed in the imprint line. Cresswell 369 (the later issue). None traced at auction since 1965.