Auction 104, Lot 51

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

Subject: Arctic Regions

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 8.2 inches
34.3 x 20.8 cm

Very unusual chart showing only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Laurence River. 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, the Russian expedition in 1728 and 1741, the reported Sea of the West and the English quests for a Northwest Passage.

References: Kershaw #1117.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/10/2003