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Auction 123, Lot 127

"Karte von l'Isle Royale Entworfen von N. Bellin Ingenieur da la Marine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada, Cape Breton Island

Period: 1744 (dated)


Color: Black & White

10.8 x 9 inches
27.4 x 22.9 cm

A strongly engraved map of Cape Breton Island and eastern Canada that includes topography and coastal place names. This is from a German edition of Charlevoix's Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France. Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix was a Jesuit historian who explored Canada, the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley.


Condition: B

A nice, dark impression. Lower margin with paper added and a few lines of facsimile on Cap Canceau.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 2/20/2008