Auction 127, Lot 115

"[Lot of 3] Plan du Port et Ville de Louisbourg dans l'Isle Royale [and] Karte von l'Isle Royale Entworfen [and] Grundriss des Hafens Dauphin und Seiner Rheede", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada, Cape Breton Island

Period: 1756 (published)

Publication: Allegmeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande

Color: Hand Color

10.6 x 9 inches
26.9 x 22.9 cm

Three fine charts of Cape Breton Island from the German edition published by Askstee & Merkus. War broke out between France and England in 1744 and a large number of maps were produced to describe the areas involved. The maps depict the island, here called L'Isle Royale, and the forts at Louisbourg and Port Dauphin.

References: Kershaw #887, #863; cf Kershaw #878.

Condition: A

Some faint offsetting, else fine with folds as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 2/25/2009