Auction 128, Lot 155

"[Lot of 2] Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure jusqu'au Dessus de Quebec [and] Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis Quebec jusqu' au Lac Ontario", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.3 inches
29.2 x 18.5 cm

Nice pair of matching maps that detail the course of the St. Lawrence River. First covers from Anticosti Island and the mouth west to beyond Quebec. It details rocks and shoals in the river with numerous villages and forts located along the shore. The second shows the region between Lake Ontario and Quebec. The map extends to Lake Champlain and Lake George, as well as Lake Nepessing in Michigan, with numerous portages named on the interconnecting waterways. There are a number of forts named, including Ft. Toronto, Ft. Oswego, and Ft. Georges. The maps are both decorated with rococo-style cartouches.

References: Kershaw #629 & 634.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/20/2009