Auction 127, Lot 444

"Carte de Isles de Saint Pierre et Miquelon…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34 x 22 inches
86.4 x 55.9 cm

Attractive, large-scale chart of the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon with superb detail of the islands, soundings and anchorages. Located south of the Canadian province of Newfoundland, they are the last remnant of France’s once large dominion in North America. The chart is embellished with a huge garland-draped title cartouche, a smaller remarque cartouche, rhumb lines and a fleur-de-lis showing the deviation from magnetic north - orienting the chart with north to the right. Published by the Depot de la Marine with its seal at bottom left along with Prix Cinquante Sols.

References: Tooley (MCC- 96) #756.

Condition: A

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/25/2009

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