Auction 120, Lot 132

"Carte du Golphe de St. Laurent et Pays Voisins", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: l' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 8.6 inches
36.1 x 21.8 cm

This is the second state of this attractive, copper engraved map that shows St. Lawrence Bay with Anticosti Island, Prince Edward Island ( I. St Jean ), Cape Breton Island (Isle Royale), and Newfoundland with the adjacent mainland. A decorative rococo-style cartouche and full, vibrant color make this a very desirable map. Published by Jean Francis de La Harpe.

References: Kershaw #590

Condition: A

Very crisp impression on bright paper. A small spot just inside image in top left corner. Full, original margins, and nice original color.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 7/18/2007