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