Auction 116, Lot 412

"Carte Reduite des Parties Septentrionales du Globe, Situees Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada and Arctic Regions

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 8.3 inches
34.5 x 21.1 cm

Very unusual chart that shows only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Laurence River. On the other side is the northeast coastline of Asia with the Kamchatka peninsula. In between are a few small areas of coastline with notations concerning reported explorations, including those of Juan de Fuca, the Russian expedition in 1728 and 1741, the reported Sea of the West and the English quests for a Northwest Passage.

References: Kershaw #1115.

Condition: B

Some scattered foxing.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/20/2006

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