Auction 124, Lot 97

"[Lot of 2 - Maritimes]", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

See Description

Two maps of eastern Canada with nice detail.

1) Carte de l'Acadie et Pays Voisins (12.3 x 8.2"). This strongly engraved chart details Prince Edward Island, here called Isle Saint Jean, and covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton. Numerous banks are located south of Nova Scotia. It is identical to the earlier Carte de l' Acadie, Isle Royale.
2) Plan du Port Royal dans l'Acadie, Appelle Aujour d'par les Anglois Annapolis Royal (13.3 x 7.8"). This detailed chart of the important colonial settlement in Nova Scotia clearly depicts the harbor entrance with soundings, anchorages and navigational hazards. A large compass rose orients the map.

References: Map 2) Kershaw #765; MCC 96 #704.

Condition: A

Printed on thick paper with very good impressions, wide margins and a large watermark. There is a little faint toning.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $240

Closed on 5/7/2008