Auction 119, Lot 129

"Carte de la Baye de Hudson Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada - Arctic

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Abrege Histoire Gen. Des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

This is the second state of Bellin's handsome chart of Hudson Bay and Labrador depicting the mountains and coastal features including numerous forts. There is a note in French in the far northwest corner of the map explaining that the English had searched for a Northwest Passage in that region, but it did not exist. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Published by La Harpe.

References: Kershaw #460.

Condition: A

Nice impression and attractive color. There are a few short tears in the left and right blank margins, otherwise its fine. Hinge remnants at the top margin.

Estimate: $120 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/9/2007