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Auction 123, Lot 449

"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental et Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Atlantic Ocean, Colonial North America

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Charlevoix's Histoire et Description de la Nouvelle France

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 9.5 inches
37.6 x 24.1 cm

Attractive chart of the Atlantic, from about 15° north latitude with rhumb lines radiating from 32 points topped with a fleur-de-lys. A good portion of Europe and Africa is depicted, but with only a few coastal place names. Most of the settled parts of North America are mapped with the interior topography shown. The British colonies and French Louisiane are both delineated, and several French sea routes are shown. The map is based on information from the 1720 journal of Charlevoix.

References: Tooley, MCC #96-711.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a sheet with some faint offsetting and a few minor stains. Lower right binding trim with a tear just shy of the neatline.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008