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Auction 118, Lot 365

"Carte de la Riviere de Richelieu et du Lac Champlain…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: New York

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Charlevoix's Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 12 inches
14 x 30.5 cm

Unusual map of the Richelieu River, Lake Champlain and Lake George, with a portion of the St. Lawrence River. Lake George is called Lac du S. Sacrament, and it has an odd, round second lake above it. The English renamed the lake after King George II in 1755. This waterway was an important route between Montreal and the Hudson River, and it was important tactically during the French and Indian War.

References: Tooley, (MCC 96) #695.

Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/6/2007