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