"Carte de la Baie de Hudson", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1774 (published)
Publication: Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
11.6 x 8.5 inches
29.5 x 21.6 cm
A handsome chart of Hudson Bay and Labrador engraved in Bellin's crisp style depicting the mountains and coastal features. Includes notations concerning the English search for a Northwest Passage near Wager Water. Noted by Kershaw as the possible third state, as it has no page numbers.
References: Kershaw #463.
Original outline color with uncolored cartouche. Faint foxing in blank margins.