Auction 103, Lot 102

"[Lot of 2] Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure jusqu' au dessus de Quebec [and] Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis Quebec jusqu'au Lac Ontario", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.7 x 7.5 inches
29.7 x 19.1 cm

This fine pair of maps is the first state, published by Prevost. They cover the entire course of the St, Lawrence River, the central exploration and trade route into interior Canada. The maps detail the many rocks and shoals with numerous villages and forts along the shore. Each map decorated with lovely, matched cartouches in the rococo-style.

References: Kershaw #626 and #631.

Condition: A

Fine crisp impressions. Light crease and a bit of foxing confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/11/2003