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Auction 157, Lot 122

"[Lot of 2] Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent Depuis son Embouchure Jusqu'au Dessus de Quebec. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages [and] Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent, Depuis Quebec Jusqu'au Lac Ontario...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.9 x 7.6 inches
30.2 x 19.3 cm

This matched pair of maps details the St. Lawrence River from St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario. Size varies slightly.

A. Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent. 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.

B. Suite du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent. A detailed map of the region between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to Quebec. The map extends to Lake Champlain and Lake George, as well as Lake Nepessing in Michigan, with numerous portages named on the interconnecting waterways. Locates Montreal. There are a number of forts named, including Ft. Toronto, Ft. Oswego, and Ft. Georges.

References: Kershaw #627 & #632.

Condition: A

Crisp impressions on watermarked paper, issued folding, with minor toning along edges of sheets.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/4/2016