Auction 127, Lot 127

"Karte von dem Ostlichen-Stucke von Neu Frankreich oder Canada", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial New England and Canada

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Allegmeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande

Color: Hand Color

22 x 15.5 inches
55.9 x 39.4 cm

Fine map of the eastern seaboard from Boston (Baston) through Newfoundland to the coast of Labrador. It provides excellent detail of the mouth of the St. Lawrence, the length of the river, the Maritime provinces and particularly the French claims in the region. This detailed map is a fine example of Bellin's engraving style and the extent of French exploration in the region. This is the German edition of Bellin's definitive map of Eastern Canada and Newfoundland, which was copied by numerous cartographers in the 18th century. Plate and page number in the top and bottom margin.

References: cf Kershaw #686; McCorkle #744.3.

Condition: A+

Issued folded, now flattened.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/25/2009