Auction 122, Lot 140

"Carte du Cours du Fleuve de Saint Laurent Depuis la Mer jusqu'a Quebec … II Fueille", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada, St. Lawrence River

Period: 1761 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise

Color: Hand Color

33.5 x 22.5 inches
85.1 x 57.2 cm

This large-scale sea chart covers part of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island to Outards River and includes insets of the Sept Isles in the Cote-Nord region of eastern Quebec, Isles of Mingan and a coastal view of Manicouagan. The detailed map has rhumb lines emanating from a fantastic compass rose and a baroque-style title cartouche. Second state, Depot de la Marine issue, plate No. 64 with Prix. Trente Sols.

References: Kershaw #656.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a thick sheet with a few minor repaired tears in the generous margins, with one just entering the border on the left.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/5/2007