Auction 160, Lot 136

"Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada", Bellin/Homann Heirs

Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.1 x 16.9 inches
53.6 x 42.9 cm

This is Bellin's definitive map of eastern Canada and New England showing the mouth of the St. Lawrence, the length of the river, the Maritime provinces and French claims in the region. There are some very interesting details of the coastal towns, showing Havre de Baston for Boston Harbor, up the coast to Portsmouth in New Hampshire, Wells, York and Cape Elizabeth in Maine. There is considerable information shown on the extent of French exploration in the region. Large decorative cartouche incorporates two distance scales. This example is from the second plate with the imprint "A Paris chez R.J. Julien a l'Hotel…" removed, the date changed and various geographical improvements. Blank verso. This large format Bellin map was published in several atlases by Homann.

References: Kershaw #690; McCorkle #745.1, Sellers and Van Ee #273.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper that has been professionally backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a long tear at bottom, and two smaller tears adjacent to the centerfold. There are also professional repairs to several edge tears and a small hole in the lower left margin. Partially remargined at right.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $440

Closed on 11/16/2016