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Auction 147, Lot 102

"Carta dell' Acadia Isola Reale, e Paesi Vicini", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Period: 1781 (circa)

Publication: Teatro della Guerra Marittima e Terrestre

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 8.1 inches
32.5 x 20.6 cm
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This is the scarce Italian version of this map, which covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton with Prince Edward Island (Isola S. Giovanni) shown in good detail. The Micmac tribe is located near Shelburne. The southeastern part of Nova Scotia is named Acadia. South of Nova Scotia numerous banks are noted, where "la Pescaggione e ottima" (the fish are very good). A decorative rococo-style cartouche fills the lower right corner of the map.

References: Kershaw #787.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with minor soiling. The left side of the sheet has been remargined with old paper and the neatline has been reproduced in facsimile.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/20/2013