Auction 119, Lot 143

"La Nouvelle France ou Canada", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

13.8 x 7.8 inches
35.1 x 19.8 cm

Bellin's fine map of Canada which includes New England to Philadelphia, the Great Lakes and James Bay to the Atlantic. Includes Newfoundland and part of the Grand Banks. Fine engraving with fictional islands in Lake Superior. Covers from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in Canada to northeastern U.S. as far south as Philadelphia.

References: McCorkle 764.2; Kershaw #374

Condition: B

A very nice example with fine impression on thick hand laid paper with watermark and very wide, original margins. Some light scattered marginal foxing and a few light spots in map image, else near fine.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/9/2007