Auction 124, Lot 95

"A New Chart of the River St. Lawrence from the Island of Anticosti to Lake Ontario", Bell, Andrew

Subject: Canada

Period: 1759 (published)

Publication: Scots Magazine

Color: Black & White

10 x 7.2 inches
25.4 x 18.3 cm

This two-part map elaborates on navigational hazards in the St. Lawrence River. The main map, the continuation from Quebec to Lake Ontario, and the inset of "The Traverse or Passage from Cape Torment into the South Channel of Orleans Isle" are each adorned with fine, decorative cartouches. Additional insets of the Bay of Seven Islands and Lake Champlain have their own compass roses. This example, with the imprint of A. Bell, is similar to the one published the same year with the imprint of Thomas Kitchin.

References: Jolly SCOT-23.

Condition: B+

A clear impression on a sheet with some faint offsetting. Top margin with some stains, well away from the map.

Estimate: $120 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/7/2008