Auction 123, Lot 459

"Carte Reduite des Parties Septentrionales du Globe, Situees Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Arctic

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 8.5 inches
35.1 x 21.6 cm

Very unusual chart that shows only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Lawrence River. On the other side is the northeast coastline of Asia with the Kamchatka peninsula. In between are a few small areas of coastline with notations concerning reported explorations, including those of Juan de Fuca, the Russian expeditions in 1728 and 1741, the reported Sea of the West and the English quests for a Northwest Passage via the Hudson Bay. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.

References: Kershaw #1117.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/20/2008