Auction 148, Lot 112

"Karte von dem Laufe des Flusses St. Laurenz...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 7.6 inches
30.2 x 19.3 cm

This fascinating map by Bellin details the course of the St. Lawrence River from Anticosti Island and the mouth west to beyond Quebec. Many rocks and shoals are shown in the river as well as numerous villages and forts lining the shore. The map is decorated with a rococo-style cartouche that includes a distance scale. From a German edition published in 1758 by Johann Joachim Schwabe.

References: Kershaw #636.

Condition: A

Issued folding with a few tiny spots of foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/19/2014