Auction 159, Lot 118

"Partie du Fleuve St. Laurent avec le Passage de la Traverse et les Isles Voisines", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Lawrence River, Canada

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 8.3 inches
30.2 x 21.1 cm

This chart details the St. Lawrence River just northeast of Quebec City and Ile d'Orleans, which is the large unnamed island at far left. The chart shows a number of small islands in the St. Lawrence to the east-northeast of Ile d'Orleans. Three navigable channels are identified -- the Iberville Channel, the "ancient" channel, and the "traverse" channel hugging the northwest shoreline. Rococo-style cartouche is inland of the shoreline and a fleur-de-lys lies above the intersection of rhumb lines.

References: Kershaw #661.

Condition: A

An excellent example on watermarked paper with wide margins and a few spots of foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/14/2016