Auction 117, Lot 108

"Le Detroit de Belle-Isle", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/6/2006