"Le Detroit de Belle-Isle", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1764 (published)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Black & White
6.3 x 8.2 inches
16 x 20.8 cm
This very finely engraved chart details the strait between Labrador and the Long Range Mountain region of Newfoundland, here called Terre-Neuve. A nice rococo-style cartouche floats at upper left and a fleur-de-lys caps the intersection of rhumb lines.
Early impression with some fine layout lines visible. Printed on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins. Some toning and a few foxing spots in margins, map image is clean and bright.