Auction 135, Lot 118

"Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure jusqu'au dessus de Quebec", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

12 x 7.7 inches
30.5 x 19.6 cm

Nice example of the first state of this copper engraved map, published by Prevost. The map details the course of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island and the mouth west to beyond Quebec. It details many rocks and shoals in the river with numerous villages and forts located along the shore. Decorated with a rococo-style cartouche that includes a distance scale.

References: Kershaw #626.

Condition: B+

Image is near fine less very faint offsetting. Wide, original margins with small area of paper weakness at lower left tip.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/16/2011