Auction 119, Lot 131

"Plan de la Baye de Chibouctou nommee par les Anglois Halifax. No. 28", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 8.7 inches
35.1 x 22.1 cm

Attractive copper engraved chart showing the vicinity of Halifax from Chebucto Head to the head of Bedford Basin. naming the Baye Torrington, Cap St. Cendre, Isle Perrot Cornwallis, and more. Soundings and anchorages are noted in the harbor. The fleur-de-lys aligns north to the right. Fine inset plan of Halifax clearly shows the surrounding fortifications, locates the Governor's Mansion and more. A most decorative rococo-style title cartouche balances the design.

References: Kershaw #826; Sellers and Van Ee #460.

Condition: B

Dark, early impression printed on thick hand-laid paper with wide original margins. Toned along centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/9/2007