"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: Abrege Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 7.6 inches
30.2 x 19.3 cm
Nice example of the second state of this copper engraved map, published by La Harpe circa 1780-86. 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 #627.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and just a hint of offsetting.