Auction 104, Lot 148

"Carte Reduite des Bancs et de l'Isle de Terre-Neuve avec les Cotes du Golfe de St. Laurent et de l'Acadie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1784 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise

Color: Black & White

33.5 x 22.7 inches
85.1 x 57.7 cm

A beautiful sea chart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and the Grand Banks. There is incredible detail throughout including a table of latitude and longitude and several notes. Several French exploration routes are traced. This appears to be an unrecorded state when compared to Kershaw, falling between 5 and 6. The cartouche contains the Depot de la Marine symbol with the fleur-de-lis, number 310 outside top-right neatline, and Prix Deux Francs; probably published circa 1808.

References: Kershaw #610-614.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 9/10/2003