Auction 115, Lot 99

"Amerique Septentrionale", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North America

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.5 x 8.6 inches
29.2 x 21.8 cm

Nice map with good detail of topographical features. There is a dotted line from the Missouri River to the Straits of Juan de Fuca alluding to the supposed Northwest Passage. The Canadian lakes, Lac Gouinipique and Lac Bourbon are very oversized and appear to be the source of the Mississippi. Several notations concern recent discoveries. Map depicts all of the Atlantic with a good bit of Europe and Africa as well. Issued folding, now flat and professionally encapsulated in archival Mylar.

References:

Condition: B

On a sheet of hand laid paper with original margins. A few very light spots and some nearly invisible offsetting, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006

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