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Auction 118, Lot 174

"Carte de la Baie de Hudson", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada - Hudson Bay

Period: 1777 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale de Voyage

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

A handsome chart of Hudson Bay and Labrador engraved in Bellin's crisp style depicting the mountains and coastal features. There is a note in French in the far northwest corner of the map near Wager Water explaining that the English had searched for a Northwest Passage in that part, but it did not exist. Henry Ellis had explored in those rivers and inlets during his search for a Northwest Passage in 1746. First state of this map.

References: Kershaw #462.

Condition: A+

Very attractive color and crisp impression. Folded as issued. Hinge remnants in upper blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007