Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 107

"Karte von dem Ostlichen Stucke von Neu Frankreich oder Canada", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Allegmeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande

Color: Black & White

21.5 x 15.5 inches
54.6 x 39.4 cm

The German edition of Bellin's definitive map (Carte de la partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada) that served as the basis for numerous maps to follow. Includes eastern Canada and Newfoundland including Nova Scotia (Arcadia) and Prince Edwards Island (Isle Royale). Shows the North American coastline from Boston (Baston) to the Coast of Labrador, and west to the James Bay. The entire St. Lawrence River in seen as it flows from Lake Ontario to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Large title cartouche and simple compass rose. A landmark map of the region. Dated 1744, but published in 1756.

References: Kershaw # 686.

Condition: A+

A dark and early impression that is quite beautiful.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2004