Auction 102, Lot 53

"Carte Reduite des Parties Septentrionales du Globe, Situees Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Arctic Regions

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
34.3 x 21.6 cm

Very unusual chart showing only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Laurence. On the other side is the northeast coastline of Asia with the Kamchatka peninsula. In between are a few small areas of coastline with notations concerning reported explorations, including those of Juan de Fuca, and the Russians in 1728 and 1741. Decorative title cartouche and rhumb lines.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/5/2003

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