Auction 121, Lot 115

"Partie du Fleuve St. Laurent avec le Passage de la Traverse et les Isles Voisines", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 8.2 inches
30 x 20.8 cm

This map reveals significant detail of soundings and hazards to navigation. It shows islands in the St. Lawrence to the east-northeast of Isle d'Orleans and delineates the Iberville Channel -- the ancient one and the current ship channel hugging the northwest shoreline. Rococo-style cartouche is inland of the shoreline and a fleur-de-lys lies above the intersection of rhumb lines.

References: Kershaw #661.

Condition: B

Printed on a sheet of hand laid paper with very wide margins and large circular watermark. Toned along centerfold, else very good. Centerfold split at top in wide blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/26/2007