Auction 124, Lot 99

"Carte de la Baie de Hudson Pour Servir a l'Histoire Philosophique…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynals Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

A handsome chart of Hudson Bay and Labrador engraved in Bellin's crisp style depicting the mountains and coastal features. There is a note in French in the far northwest corner of the map near Wager Water explaining that the English had searched there for a passage to Asia, but it did not exist. Henry Ellis explored those rivers and inlets during his search for a Northwest Passage in 1746. This is an uncommon Dutch variant state with no page number noted.

References: cf Kershaw #463.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/7/2008