"Carte de l'Acadie et Pais Voisins…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1773 (published)
Publication: Raynals Atlas Portatiff
Color: Hand Color
12.7 x 8 inches
32.3 x 20.3 cm
Strongly engraved chart with a 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 located near Shelburne. Nova Scotia is in part named Acadie. South of Nova Scotia numerous banks are noted, where 'la Pesche est tres bonne' (the fish are very good). This is a variant Dutch state of this map, without page numbers.
References: cf Kershaw #785.