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Auction 132, Lot 401

"Carte Reduite des Parties Septentrionales du Globe, Situees Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Arctic Ocean

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Histoire General des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 8.3 inches
34.3 x 21.1 cm
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Very unusual chart that shows only the northeast coastline of Canada with Baffin and Hudson Bay and the St. Laurence River. On the other side is the northeast coastline of Asia with the Kamchatka peninsula. In between are a few small areas of coastline with notations concerning reported explorations, including those of Juan de Fuca, the Russian expeditions in 1728 and 1741, the reported Sea of the West and the English quests for a Northwest Passage via the Hudson Bay.

References: Kershaw #1115.

Condition: A+

Very fine impression and color.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/2/2010