Auction 111, Lot 101

"Carte du Detroit entre le Lac Superieur et le Lac Huron, avec le Sault Sainte Marie et le Poste de Michillimakinac…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Great Lakes

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France

Color: Hand Color

6.2 x 8.2 inches
15.7 x 20.8 cm

Small map of the strategic passage in the Upper Lakes system, which was so important to the colonial fur trade. Adorned with a nice compass rose. Engraved by Desbruslins.

References: Kershaw #945; Sabin #12136.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed. Trimmed to neatline at right and lower left and remargined.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/8/2005