Auction 122, Lot 138

"Carte de l'Acadie, Isle Royale et Pais Voisins", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

13 x 8.3 inches
33 x 21.1 cm

Strongly engraved chart with decorative rococo-style cartouche. Prince Edward Island, here called Isle Saint Jean, is shown in good detail. The map covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton. The Micmac tribe is named near Shelburne. Nova Scotia is in part named as Acadie. This map was published shortly after the 1755 expulsion of Acadians from this region. The Acadians were able to come back in 1764, but many had settled in Louisiana and did not return. South of Nova Scotia numerous banks are noted, where 'la Pesche est tres bonne' (the fish are very good).

References: Kershaw #783.

Condition: A

A nice example with a faint damp stain in the upper margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2007