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Auction 147, Lot 374

"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental et Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dresse pour l'Intelligence du Journal du Voyage. Que le R.P. de Charlevoix de la Compagnie de Jesus a Fait en 1720...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic, Colonial North America

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Charlevoix's Histoire et Description de la Nouvelle France

Color: Hand Color

14.9 x 9.6 inches
37.8 x 24.4 cm

Attractive chart of the Atlantic, from about 15° north latitude with rhumb lines radiating from 32 points topped with a fleur-de-lys. A good portion of Europe and Africa is depicted, but with only a few coastal place names. Most of the settled parts of North America are mapped with the interior topography shown. The British colonies and French Louisiane are both delineated, and several French sea routes are shown. The map is based on information from the 1720 journal of Charlevoix. Engraved by Desbruslins.

References: Tooley (MCC-96) #711.

Condition: B+

A strong impression issued folding on watermarked paper with faint toning and offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/20/2013