Auction 117, Lot 107

"Partie du Fleuve de Saint Laurent avec le Bassin de Quebec et l'Isle d'Orleans", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

11.6 x 8 inches
29.5 x 20.3 cm

This strongly engraved chart details the island on a double-page sheet. Locates Quebec as a fortified city at the extreme left with several place names along the river and on the island. Shows hazards to navigation and soundings in the river. Rococo-style title cartouche with distance scale and partial compass rose at bottom with fleur-de-lys.

References: Kershaw #662

Condition: B

Printed on a sheet of hand laid paper with very wide margins and watermark. Toned along centerfold and at extreme edges of margins, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/6/2006