Auction 124, Lot 101

"Carte de l'Acadie et Pais Voisins…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

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.

Condition: A

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008