"Carte de l'Acadie, Isle Royale, et Pais Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Nova Scotia, Canada
Period: 1757 (dated)
Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
13 x 8.3 inches
33 x 21.1 cm
This strongly engraved map by Bellin covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton. Prince Edward Island, here called Isle Saint Jean, is shown in good detail, and Nova Scotia is in part named as Acadie. South of Nova Scotia numerous banks are noted where 'la Pesche est tres bonne' (the fish are very good). The Micmac tribe is named near Shelburne. This map was published shortly after the 1755 expulsion of Acadians from this region. Although the Acadians were able to come back in 1764, many had settled in Louisiana and did not return.
References: Kershaw #783.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with marginal foxing and light toning along the edges of the sheet.