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Auction 118, Lot 190

"Carte Reduite des Parties Septentrionales du Globe, Situees Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canadian Arctic and Pacific Northwest

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Histoire General des Voyages

Color: Black & White

13.7 x 8.3 inches
34.8 x 21.1 cm

Very unusual chart that shows only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Laurence River. On the other side is the northeast coastline of Asia with the Kamchatka peninsula. In between are a few small areas of coastline with notations concerning reported explorations, including those of Juan de Fuca, the Russian expeditions in 1728 and 1741, the reported Sea of the West and the English quests for a Northwest Passage via the Hudson Bay.

References: Kershaw #1115.

Condition: B

Very good impression and a couple of printer's smudges. Some very light offsetting. Light damp stain in blank margin.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2007