Auction 127, Lot 112

"Karte von Accadia Nach den Manuscripten des Vorrathes von Karten un Grundrissen bey Marine Entworfen", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada, Nova Scotia

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8 inches
31.8 x 20.3 cm

This is the German version of Bellin's map of Nova Scotia. Prince Edward Island, here called Insel Saint Jean, is shown in good detail. The map covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton and provides good detail of the region, particularly along the rugged coastline. Inland, several settlements and missions are located. The map is dated 1744, but was published in 1756.

References: Kershaw #769.

Condition: A+

Slight toning on paper edges.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/25/2009