Auction 144, Lot 47

"Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure Jusqu'au Dessus de Quebec, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 7.5 inches
30.5 x 19.1 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+

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with light toning and a binding trim at lower left that has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/3/2013

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