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Auction 109, Lot 131

"Karte von der Insel Montreal und den Gegenden Umher…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Allegmeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande

Color: Black & White

12.2 x 9.5 inches
31 x 24.1 cm

Copper engraved chart showing the islands of Montreal and Jesus in great detail. Montreal (here Stadt Maria) is depicted as a walled and fortified city. Locates forts Karen Spitze, Se. Annen, Senneville, Se. Geneviere, Roland, la Chine, etc. Shows the islands of Se. Therese, Ronde, Se. Helen, Perot and Bizard. Two distance scales and compass rose. Dated 1744, but published in 1756 by Arkstee & Merkus.

References: Kershaw #1089.

Condition: A

Beautiful, dark impression on hand laid paper with watermark and original margins. A couple of small spots, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2004