Auction 127, Lot 116

"[Lot of 2] Carte de la Baye de Hudson [and] Carte de l'Accadie et Pais Voisins", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 12 inches
21.6 x 30.5 cm

1) Handsome chart of Hudson Bay and Labrador depicting the mountains and coastal features and including numerous forts. There is a note in French in the far northwest corner of the map explaining that the English had searched for a Northwest Passage in that region, but it did not exist. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche.

2) Nice map with a decorative rococo-style cartouche. It shows in good detail Prince Edward Island, here called Isle Saint Jean, covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton, locates numerous banks south of Nova Scotia.

References: Kershaw #328; Kershaw #782.

Condition: A

Both near fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009