Auction 136, Lot 116

"A Chart of the Part of the Coast of Labradore, from the Straights of Bell Isle, to Cape Bluff", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Eastern Canada

Period: 1770 (dated)


Color: Black & White

18 x 21.5 inches
45.7 x 54.6 cm

This handsome chart shows the Labrador coast from Cape Bluff south to the North Entrance of the Straights of Bell Isle. It depicts numerous harbors, bays and inlets with soundings and navigational hazards along the coastline. Two inset charts in lower left show Petty Harbour and the three harbors of Sophia, Charlotte and Mecklenburg. A large compass rose and rhumb lines orient the chart. This coastline was surveyed by Joseph Gilbert in 1767. Published by Sayer and Bennett.


Condition: B+

A few minor paper flaws and light toning. Fold separation confined to left margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/1/2011