"Partie du Fleuve St. Laurent avec le Passage de la Traverse et les Isles Voisines", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1764 (published)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Black & White
11.8 x 8.2 inches
30 x 20.8 cm
This map reveals significant detail of soundings and hazards to navigation. It shows islands in the St. Lawrence to the east-northeast of Isle d'Orleans and delineates the Iberville Channel -- the ancient one and the current ship channel hugging the northwest shoreline. Rococo-style cartouche is inland of the shoreline and a fleur-de-lys lies above the intersection of rhumb lines.
References: Kershaw #661.
Printed on a sheet of hand laid paper with very wide margins and large circular watermark. Toned along centerfold, else very good. Centerfold split at top in wide blank margin.