"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.